Tribunals Ontario is pleased to announce the reappointment of Jennifer Scott as the Associate Chair of the Child and Family Services Review Board, the Custody Review Board and the Ontario Special Education Tribunals to December 31, 2019.
As an accomplished lawyer and adjudicator, Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to our organization. Some of her career highlights include operating a social justice law practice, serving as independent legal counsel to the Ontario Special Education (English) Tribunal and litigating human rights issues before the Supreme Court of Canada.
“Tribunals Ontario is committed to ensuring access to justice for children and youth and I know with Jennifer Scott’s leadership and expertise we will continue to do that.”
– Linda Lamoureux, Executive Chair, Tribunals Ontario
“Throughout my career, I have been interested in social justice law and the opportunity to continue in my role as Associate Chair will allow me to support children and youth – some of society’s most vulnerable people – as they navigate the justice system.”
– Jennifer Scott, Associate Chair of the Child and Family Services Review Board, the Custody Review Board and the Ontario Special Education Tribunals
- The Child and Family Services Review Board conducts reviews and hearings on a number of matters that affect children, youth and families in Ontario.
- The Custody Review Board hears applications and makes recommendations on the placement of young people in custody or detention.
- The Ontario Special Education Tribunals – English and French – hear appeals by parents and guardians who are not satisfied with the school board’s identification or placement of a child with exceptional learning needs.
- Tribunals Ontario is responsible for 19 tribunals that fall under the Ministry of the Attorney General. Tribunals conduct hearings, make decisions and resolve disputes on a wide variety of issues and operate independently of government.