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YCJA0212 – Exploring the YCJA: Publication and Records

Intended For: Secondary Grade Level
This document can be used for independent study or group work. Students explore publishing, what a record is, how long it lasts, and its impact. Two activity sheets help students use media databases to search for examples of publication bans, explore the personal consequences of having a record and learn how to stay record free.

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YCJA0213 – Exploring the YCJA: Case Studies and Role Playing

Intended For: Secondary Grade Level
In these case studies, students are presented with many youth offence scenarios. Based on their reading and comprehension of the Youth Criminal Justice Act from the previous activities, and examining their own sense of what is just and fair, students work through the cases to determine what might happen to the participants. Teachers can develop and extend this activity through active role playing.

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YCJA0214 – Exploring the YCJA: Youth Judicial Process Flowchart & Questions

Intended For: Secondary Grade Level
This activity offers visual support for students to follow the youth criminal justice process from initial police contact to sentencing. The question sheet guides students through the process, and the answer sheet enables the teacher to provide supporting information. Teachers can make overhead transparencies of the flowchart to facilitate group discussion.

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YCJA0208 – Legal Rights: Court Diagram

Intended For: Secondary Grade Level
This document contains student pages and a teacher’s edition of the same pages.  This activity engages students in finding out about the different roles of the courtroom participants and places them in the context of a typical Alberta courtroom. The teacher’s edition pages can also be used as student handouts for information purposes.

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YCJA0209 – Exploring the YCJA: Scope and Principle

Intended For: Secondary Grade Level
This document contains student pages and a teacher’s edition of the same pages. The objective is to engage students in an exploration of the scope and the ‘declaration of principle’ underlying the YCJA. It engages them in examining excerpts from the Act, examining the vocabulary used and its underlying intent. The teacher pages include suggestions for implementation as well as additional resources for extension and exploration.

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