Justice for Young Offenders (2007)

This paper is an attempt to describe the evolution of Canadian juvenile justice legislation and compares the principles and practice of the Juvenile Delinquents Act, the Young Offenders Act, and the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The impact that each Act had (or will have) on the youth justice system will also be considered.

It includes the following information:

- Executive Summary
- Introduction
- Juvenile Justice Legislation in Canada prior to 1908
- The Juvenile Delinquents Act: An effort to save the children and protect the community
- The long road to reform: 1962-1984
- The guiding principles of the Young Offenders Act
- The Youth Justice process under the Young Offenders Act
- Reforming the Young Offenders Act
- The Youth Criminal Justice Act: In principle and practice
- Discussion
- Citations

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John Howard Society of Alberta. Justice for Young Offenders 2007. Web. 7 Oct. 2022 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/jhsa/jfyo07/youngoff.pdf>
John Howard Society of Alberta (2007). Justice for Young Offenders. Retrieved October 7, 2022, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/jhsa/jfyo07/youngoff.pdf
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