It’s not all fun and games – or is it?Posted on: April 17, 2014 Posted in: Tips for better PLE
If so – or even if not – here’s a look at some games used in New Brunswick to promote better understanding of youth justice rights and risk factors. The Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB) originally designed these games as part of a toolkit to help teachers and parents provide youth with some basic information and activities about youth justice topics.
The Youth Justice Origami Quiz Game contains 8 short quiz questions such as “At what age can youth in N.B. receive an adult sentence?”
Risk Factors Sudoku is a word-based version of the popular numbers puzzle. It replaces the numbers with keywords related to experiences in a young person’s life that increase the chance of a youth being victimized or developing behavioural problems, and is meant to be supplemented by information about how to prevent youth crime.
These game formats are very portable and easy to distribute. They can also be adapted to other jurisdictions or areas of law – for example, tenants’ or workers’ rights.
What games have you used in your public legal education work?