What Are Extrajudicial Measures and Sanctions?

The Youth Criminal Justice Act (“YCJA”) says it is better to deal with less serious offenses outside the court system. This is often the most appropriate and effective way to address non-violent youth crime. Extrajudicial Measures: are designed to hold young people responsible for wrongful behaviour without formally charging a youth with a criminal offence. The police can give…

EXTRAJUDICIAL MEASURES (DIVERSION): KEEPING YOUNG PEOPLE OUT OF COURT

The Youth Criminal Justice Act says it is better to deal with less serious offences outside the court system. Extrajudicial measures include all consequences imposed by someone other than a judge. The police can give warnings, cautions, or referrals to a community program. When the police think those measures are not adequate, an extrajudicial sanction…