Youth Criminal Justice Act

Canada's Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA, in French Loi sur le système de justice pénale pour les adolescents) is a Canadian statute, which came into effect on April 1, 2003. It covers the prosecution of youths for criminal offences. The YCJA replaced the Young Offenders Act, which was a replacement for the Juvenile Delinquents Act.

Read more about Youth Criminal Justice Act:  Definition of Youth, Preamble, Extrajudicial Measures, Youth Justice Committees, Notice To Parents, Arrest and Detention, Presumptive Offence, Detention and Bail, Right To Counsel 25(4) and (10), Trial Procedures, Privacy, Detention Prior To Sentencing Section 29

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