Pivot Legal Society recently released the Know Your Rights Handbook: A guide for people who rely on public space.
The handbook is a basic overview of legal rights designed specifically for unsheltered people who rely on public space. The handbook is informed by anti-oppression principles and recognizes that due to power structures and inequality, many people will not feel safe asserting their rights with law enforcement officers.
In this webinar, Pivot staff will present on the legal rights of people who rely on public space, with an aim to equip advocates and service providers to serve their clients and prioritize their rights.
Topics will include street stops and detention, rights upon arrest, rights in your home, the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act, police search and seizure, bylaw enforcement, and private security guard enforcement. Pivot staff will also provide an overview of relevant police complaint processes and highlight the barriers that make these processes largely inaccessible.
Webinar recorded on November 19, 2019.