Have students go to www.JusticeEducation.ca/Resources/DCC-Videos, where they can find videos on the Downtown Community Court. Students should watch the introduction as well as Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3, which follow three fictional offenders as they make their way through the court.
Students will complete a short writing assignment on the videos. They should discuss what the offences of the three offenders were, what the history of those individuals was, and what the outcome of the trial was. They should conclude by writing about what the benefits of this particular court are.