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A study of youth reoffending in Calgary




D., and Berenice DeGusti, M. A. March 2009 The views expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family, the City of Calgary, the Alberta Law Foundation, or the Calgary Police Service. [...] Discussion and Conclusions The objectives of the final stage of CRILF’s three-year study of youth offending in Calgary were to: re-examine the profiles of the 123 youth in the original study sample and determine how they differed on individual, family, peer, school and community factors; and to determine which factors among the five domains of individual, family, peer, school, and community are mo [...] With funding from the City of Calgary (year 1) and the Alberta Law Foundation, and in partnership with City of Calgary Community and Neighbourhood Services and the Calgary Police Service, the study had three main objectives: (1) To identify how the implementation of the Youth Criminal Justice Act has affected the flow of cases through the youth justice system in Alberta and the workload for variou [...] Replacing the Young Offenders Act (YOA), the YJCA had two main objectives, to reduce the use of courts and custody for the majority of adolescent offenders, and to increase the effectiveness of the response of the youth justice system to serious violent youth offenders. [...] To contribute to an understanding of why some youth become more seriously involved in crime than others, the first report of the project examined the nature and extent of youth offending in Calgary, toward the development of a profile of youth offenders.


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