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A Guide to the Youth Criminal Justice Act, 2017 Edition

This concise guide to the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) provides an overview of the youth criminal justice system in Canada, section-by-section commentary on legal and operational implications, and captures key recent developments.
Publication Language: English
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433490210

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This concise guide to the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) provides an overview of the youth criminal justice system in Canada, section-by-section commentary on legal and operational implications, and captures key recent developments. A must-have for anyone dealing with young persons and who needs to understand how the YCJA is implemented.

What's New in This Edition

  • Discussion of latest key decisions concerning the right to counsel, sentencing and publication bans
  • Amendments to the Youth Criminal Justice Act from S.C. 2015, c. 20, ss. 32, 33 and 36 and S.C. 2015, c. 29, ss. 14 and 15, replacing ss. 14(2) and 142(1)(a) of the YCJA
Features and Benefits
  • Updated commentary – References relevant cases and highlights reactions to the YCJA from the courts and those who work with the Act offering expert insight on recent developments
  • Full text of the legislation – Allows you to have ready access to the most current legislation
  • Section-by-section commentary – Allows you to understand the legal rationale and operational issues of individual provisions
  • YCJA procedural chart – Provides step-by-step guidance
  • A table of concordance on the YCJA and the former Young Offenders Act – Allows you to identify what has changed and what has remained the same
  • Forms and checklists for police, Crown prosecutors and officials – Provides a handy checklist of what you can and cannot do when arresting a young person
Who Will Benefit
  • Criminal law practitioners who represent young persons and advise them of their rights
  • Judges who need to be familiar with the court procedures and sentencing options for young persons under the YCJA
  • Correctional service and probation officers who need to oversee the custody and supervision of young persons
  • Police officers who implement extrajudicial measures and need to know the limits of their authority in relation to young people
  • Law enforcement program students who need a practical, yet comprehensive learning reference about the youth criminal justice system

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Table of contents

Table of Concordance
Introduction
Youth Criminal Justice Act (Annotated)
Part 1: Extrajudicial Measures
Part 2: Organization of Youth Criminal Justice System
Part 3: Judicial Measures
Part 4: Sentencing
Part 5: Custody and Supervision
Part 6: Publication, Records and Information
Part 7: General Provisions
Part 8: Transitional Provisions
Part 9: Consequential Amendments, Repeal and Coming into Force
Appendices
YCJA Non-Disclosure Provision Chart
Table of Provincial Director Responsibilities
Checklist for Police Officers: Police Options (section 6)
Checklist for Police, Crown Prosecutors and Officials: Extrajudicial Sanctions (section 10)
Extrajudicial Measures: Duty of Police Officer
Extrajudicial Measures: YCJA Sections 4-12 Key Points
Form 1.1 (sections 6 and 7) Police Caution to a Young Person
Form 1.2 (section 8) Crown Caution to a Young Person
Form 1.3 (section 8) Notice to the Parent that a Young Person has been given a Crown Caution
Form 1.4 (sections 10 and 11) Notice to Parent of Extrajudicial Sanction
Form 5.5 (Criminal Code sections 499 and 503) Undertaking Given to a Peace Officer or an Officer in Charge
Form 9.1 (section 146) Statement of a Young Person
Summary Report of the Nunn Commission of Inquiry
Key Young Offenders Act Sections