The Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), the legislation currently in place that
applies to youth aged 12-to-17 years accused of a crime, has several objectives:
Some children and youth become involved with the juvenile justice system
because they are accused of committing a delinquent or criminal act. Other youth
This, in turn, may lead to their involvement with the criminal justice system. .....
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Youth Court
Survey. Note: The Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) category includes inducing
Youth crime has also been going down for many years. .... and Delinquency
Prevention Act (JJDPA) requires that youth in the juvenile justice system be ...
research by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, youth under the age of 18
represented 21 ...
This fact sheet presents statistics and issues related to persons under the age of
18 involved in the adult criminal justice system in the US, regardless of whether
.... The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, originally passed in ...
Lesson 4: Youth Criminal Justice Act Introduction ... The information that follows
provides some insight into youth crime, based on statistics in Canada.
Youth Predator Act of 1996,” which was reintroduced as the “Violent Juvenile ....
According to research by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, youth under the age of ...
Dec 1, 2005 ... The report suggests that the implementation of the Youth Criminal Justice Act in
2003 is having an effect in driving the numbers down. In 2004 ...
The Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) received Royal Assent in February ... April
2003 – The YCJA comes into force, replacing the YOA. .... Youth Court Statistics,
2002/03, Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, March 2004.
When an at risk visible minority youth comes into contact with the law they often
cannot afford the high cost of legal counsel and are forced to apply for legal aid.