The ycja allows police, prosecutors, judges, and volunteers and professionals from the community to decide what happens to each young offender these all consider factors such as the following: the seriousness: depending on how serious the crime is the more consequences received. Hello, i feel the youth criminal justice act (ycja) is not tough enough on young offenders in canada this is because it makes young offenders under the age 14 feel that they have a free pass once they break the law. Continue the government established the youth criminal justice act (ycja) which gives young offenders a chance to better themselves, and by doing so, the ycja helps teach youth that their actions are unacceptable and the punishments imposed are lesser then an adult. The federal youth criminal justice act (the ycja) replaces the young offenders act and came into effect on april 1, 2003 the term young person is used in the youth criminal.
If sentenced under the ycja, they would then have only less than a year to serve before the mandated release date of 6 years under s 42(2)(q) of the ycja (with the remaining 4 under community supervision and ircs. The youth criminal justice act (ycja) is a federal law that contains specific requirements pertaining to the collection, publication, access, and destruction of information pertaining to young persons who are involved with extrajudicial sanctions. Governed by the youth criminal justice act (ycja) the principles of the youth criminal justice system are set out in s 3(1) of the ycja as follows. The youth criminal justice act tries to help young people and their families take responsibility for criminal behaviour the police are required to make every effort to contact your parents or guardians when you are charged with a criminal offence.
The youth criminal justice act (ycja) provides unique rights and procedures for young people between the ages of 12 - 17 who are charged with a criminal offence in canada application of the ycja the police. Welcome to the yakima valley chooseyakimavalleycom is the website for yakima county development association, a non-profit economic development organization. People between 12 and 17 are subject to the youth criminal justice act (ycja) one of the options for a youth court judge under section 42 of the ycja is a deferred custody and supervision order.
Learn ycja with free interactive flashcards choose from 129 different sets of ycja flashcards on quizlet. This video is a simplified explanation to describe the intention of the youth criminal justice act do not rely on it for legal advice category education show more show less. Youth criminal justice act still stirring up controversy law times, by david gambrill, 2002 the federal government's proposed youth criminal justice act which gives judges and law enforcement officers more discretion in the sentencing and charging of youth could face a constitutional challenge, an ontario court judge told criminal lawyers last week. Discover canada's youth criminal justice act copyright 2018 justice education society of bc all rights reserved. The ycja act in my opinion, is a fair and equitable punishment so to speak, that should mostly likely scare the young offenders rather then, be an actual punishment on the other hand, its possibly not a harsh enough system that wont scare the young offenders enough.
I can understand your frustrations towards the ycja, but they are created with anger and emotion we are all concerned for the well being of our country but we mustn't act too rashly in creating harsher punishments. Ycja section 34(1)(b) states a report may also be ordered on the youth justice court's own motion, or on an application of the young person or the prosecutor, if the court believes a medical, psychological, or psychiatric report in respect of the young person is necessary for a. Does not provide for ycja options like reprimand, intensive support and supervision or custody and supervision order for serious violent offenders adult sentences youth justice court empowered to impose an adult sentence, eliminating transfer to adult court. Sec 146(2)(b)(iv) ycja states that no written or verbal statement made by a young offender to a person in authority is admissible unless the young offender clearly understands that his/her statement must be made in the presence of a third person adult.
After the ycja passed on 2003, the percentage of youth charged by police decreased by 30% youth crime rate dropped 5% in 2002 and the lowest level in twenty-five years for property crime rate the rate of youths charged with violent offenses decreased in the 1990's, increased in. Youths (under age 18) who are charged under the ycja (previously young offenders act) for shoplifting sometimes face a longer road than their adult counterparts, though often we can shorten the process. A guide to the youth criminal justice act: legal information for youth workers, counsellors & volunteers 2016 (version 10) this learning resource was produced by the public legal education association of saskatchewan (plea) with funding from the department. The youth criminal justice act (ycja french: loi sur le système de justice pénale pour les adolescents) (the act) is a canadian statute, which came into effect on april 1, 2003 it covers the prosecution of youths for criminal offences.
The ycja quotes - 1 the past is like an anchor holding us back you have to let go of who you are to become who you will be read more quotes and sayings about the ycja. Youth criminal justice act (ycja) the ycja tries to prevent youth crime, help youth fit back into the community, face meaningful consequences for their behaviour and repair the harm done. Extrajudicial measures means measures other than judicial proceedings under the ycja used to deal with a young person alleged to have committed an offence.
Information sharing under the youth criminal justice act policy preamble it is the policy of the halifax regional school board that involvement with the youth criminal justice act (ycja. Citing or noting up a specific section or subsection if the present statute has a show table of contents button, you will see that each section and subsection number is displayed with a link offering you convenient citation and noteup tools that are specific to each provision. The youth criminal justice act has shown an improvement in social life of many youths the ycja improved the rehabilitation methods that the yoa gave to youths in the past through the recognizing a social work which is a key role for the improvement of the youths come back into society.