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Name: Youth Criminal Justice Act [2002, c. 7].
Country: Canada
Subject(s): Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2002-02-19
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, 2001-12-19, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 1-171
ISN: CAN-2002-L-61346
Bibliography: Official Gazette, 2001-12-19, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 1-171
Legislation on-line in French and English Legislation on-line in French and English Department of Justice, Canada PDF of Act current to 20 June 2019 PDF of Act current to 20 June 2019 (consulted on 2012-01-12)
Abstract/Citation: Comprehensive legislation on criminal justice for young persons. Divided into nine parts. Part I provides for extrajudicial measures, such as warnings, cautions, referrals and extrajudicial sanctions. Part II regulates organization of youth criminal justice system. Part III deals with judicial measures, namely prosecution, right to counsel, notices to parents, detention before sentencing, appearance, release from detention in custody, medical and psychological reports, referral to child welfare agency, and adjudication. Part IV provides for sentencing; Part V for custody and supervision. Part VI deals with publication, records, and information. Finally, Parts 7-9 contain general and transitional provisions.

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