“This modest study has resulted in some significant preliminary insights into the challenges facing Indigenous youth in the Edmonton area who have had exposure to the legal system and have experienced homelessness at key points in their lives. The research team faced a series of challenges in carrying out the project as first envisioned. Issues…

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An extrajudicial sanction (EJS) is a more formal extrajudicial measure that is used when the other EJMs are unable to hold a young person accountable for their offence. An EJS can be used before or after the young person is charged. Download  

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An extrajudicial measure (EJM) is a pre-charge diversion system that was introduced with the YCJA (Youth Criminal Justice Act) in 2003, that is a less formal, alternative way of dealing with first time, non-violent young offenders other than going through court and formally charging the youth. Download

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An examination of the composition and function of Youth Justice Committees in Alberta. Specific operating concerns, as well as positive features of Youth Justice Committees, are discussed. (An update to a document written in 1999.) Download

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An examination of the composition and function of Youth Justice Committees in Alberta. Specific operating concerns, as well as positive features of Youth Justice Committees, are discussed. (An update to this document was written in 2007.) Download

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Our response to the recommendations contained in Renewing Youth Justice, Thirteenth Report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs. The response makes suggestions for enhancing or amending a number of the recommendations. Download

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Our response to Bill C-12, proposed amendments to the Young Offenders Act. These proposals increased maximum sentences for youth who commit serious crimes and made it easier to transfer youth to adult court. Policy considerations relating to the treatment and incarceration of young offenders are also discussed. Download

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