Young offenders

Youth Criminal Justice Act Handbook (2007)

This handbook provides information on various aspects of the federal Youth Criminal Justice Act, which became law on April 1, 2003. This book includes the following chapters:

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2008-07-18

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:

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2007-12-20

Youth Justice Committees in Alberta (2007)

The focus of this paper is on the continuance of Youth Justice Committees (YJCs) under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) and their importance and effect on dealing with youth crime in Alberta.

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2007-12-19

Life Skills Literacy (2001)

A Summary of Task and Skill Ratings and a Bibliography of Resources

This is a report on a project which focused on the Life Skill Literacy needs of at risk youth 16-18, who have been committed to a young offender institution and who show no evident interest in returning to traditional schooling upon release. The target population of the study was aboriginal youth, largely from remote northern communities where the traditional employment of hunting, trapping and guiding remain prevalent.

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2004-03-05

Mind Over Violence Everywhere (M.O.V.E.) (2002)

M.O.V.E. is both a practical tool and a social action model. It starts with a discussion among youth about
their personal issues of violence. The participants work their way through five modules of activities,
carried out over two days each.

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2003-04-03

First Steps in Participatory Practice (2000)

The Calgary John Howard Society Literacy Program undertook a Participatory Action Research Project, made possible through funding from the National Literacy Secretariat and Human Resources Development Canada The purpose of this project was to address the need for high interest, appropriate and relevant literacy learning materials for youth in conflict with the law and to give them the opportunity to take an active rather than a passive role in

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2001-06-14

Prison Literacy: Implications for Program and Assessment Policy (1993)

The United States has a far higher precentage of people behind bars than any other other country and the prison population is rising steadily. This presents a double problem: the majority of prison inmates are (by almost any definition) also insufficiently literate. A strong correlation exists between ordinary criminal behavior and educational insufficiency.

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1993-01-01
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