What is the Youth Criminal Justice Act?

For those of you in search of an understanding of what exactly the YCJA is, or what it even stands for, you’ve come to the right place! http://images.clipartof.com/small/226120-Royalty-Free-RF-Clipart-Illustration-Of-A-Handcuffed-Man.jpg Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) is the governing code in Canada for youth that came into effect in 2003. It covers the prosecution of your case if you are…

The Other Kids of 311 Jarvis

-by Niamh Harraher, Staff Lawyer and Jeffrey Rosekat, Chair of JFCY Board of Directors The prevailing wind of federal government policy and much media discourse seems focused on presenting youth as dangerous, out of control and in need of a highly punitive justice system. David Bruser’s series on the kids of 311 Jarvis Street which…