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A national survey of youth justice committees in Canada : Sondage national auprès des comités de justice pour la jeunesse au Canada : rapport de recherche

2003

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Introduction S ection 69 of the Young Offenders Act (YOA), which was the governing federal legislation in the area of youth justice in Canada until March 31st, 2003, stated: The Attorney General of a province or such other Minister as the Lieutenant Governor in Council of the province may designate, or a delegate thereof, may establish one or more committees of citizens, to be known as youth justi [...] In other jurisdictions, the rationale for designation is to legitimize the YJC in the eyes of members of the community. [...] In at least one of the CJCs, some members also participated in training made available to them through the Department of Justice and other departments within the government of the Northwest Territories. [...] Funding in the amount of $20,000 is also provided by the government of the Northwest Territories to fund the part-time coordinator position in most of the CJCs. [...] Sustainability and the Future Some communities raised concerns regarding the sustainability of the CJCs, as well as the implications of the YCJA.

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