by Fair Change
We are a group of law students and lawyers who help people fight their street tickets for free. We don’t want to see people go to jail or be burdened by debt for panhandling or other minor charges.
1) To reduce the number of street ticket convictions in the City of Toronto and,
2) To decrease debt from previous street ticket convictions imposed on street involved, and formerly street involved, people.
A Toronto where people who are in need can politely ask strangers for help without the fear of being thrown in jail.
A Toronto where people who are trying to recover from a street involved life are not also burdened by mountains of debt.
IN THE MEDIA
“Toronto Legal Clinic Helps Homeless Fight Unpayable ‘Nuisance’ Tickets” — The Toronto Star, March 9th, 2015 <http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/03/09/toronto-legal-clinic-helps-homeless-fight-unpayable-nuisance-tickets.html?fb_ref=Default>
“Toronto Considers a Complete Ban on Panhandling” — Rabble.ca, August 18th 2011 <http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/johnbon/2011/08/toronto-considers-complete-ban-panhandling>
“Organization Aims to Fill Pro Bono Gap” — the Law Tines, March 8th 2010 <http://digital.lawtimesnews.com/i/54028/1#>