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How Toronto’s new courthouse could jeopardize fragile youth services

Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 12:08 PM | By Sara Fruchtman

Justice Brian Scully sits in the Ontario Court of Justice at 311 Jarvis St. in Toronto. In 2005, he was presiding over the case of Tina, (not her real name), a 15-year-old who charged with robbery. Her boyfriend had persuaded her to lure a young man into an alleyway. When she did, the boyfriend beat and robbed the victim. As Tina stood up to make her plea, Justice Scully noticed that she was pregnant.

From his experience as a lawyer and judge, Justice Scully knew perfectly...