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Access to Justice

D. Squinkifer, Carolyn Jong, and Allison Kyran Cole

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Project Type
  • videogame
  • consultant
  • educational

Sep 2020

Access to Justice is a game we developed for the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) to introduce high school students to real life challenges they may face when confronted with personal legal problems. Adapted from an existing design, the game offers students a choice of three different legal scenarios in the areas of family, employment or housing law. Each scenario presents a different legal problem for them to resolve. As they look for help among the various legal service options available, they learn about the challenges of a costly and complicated legal system. In the process, they gain a deeper understanding of how access to legal services is an aspect of access to justice.