A Guide to the Youth Criminal Justice Act, 2016 Edition

Publisher: LexisNexis Canada
Format::  Book, 2
ISBN:: 9780433486732


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.

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Table of Contents

Table of Concordance
Youth Criminal Justice Act At A Glance
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 Schedule
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


Lee Tustin B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed. & Robert E. Lutes, Q.C., B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M.

Lee Tustin, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed., has an Ontario Teacher's Certificate and a graduate diploma in social work, law and administration and a Masters degree in Education and is a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Teachers. She has an extensive background in youth justice and all of the areas that deal with youth at risk and in conflict with the law. She is currently a Child and Youth Advocate at the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth in Ontario. Ms. Tustin is also a Juvenile Justice Advisor for numerous international development projects and a technical consultant for UNICEF's Child Protection System Reform Roster in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Robert E. Lutes, Q.C., received a B.Sc. from Mount Allison University in 1969, an LL.B. from the University of New Brunswick in 1973 and an LL.M. from Kings College at the University of London in 1974. After working in private practice from 1975 to 1980, Mr. Lutes joined the Province of Nova Scotia in 1980 as a senior Crown attorney with the Public Prosecution Service. Since 1998, Mr. Lutes has had three secondments: Department of Justice Canada to assist with the Youth Criminal Justice Act; RCMP National Youth Strategy as a youth justice training specialist; and the Learning and Development Human Resources Sector of the RCMP as a justice training specialist.

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