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…

WHO CAN SEE YOUR YOUTH RECORD

You- Anytime Your parents – during your case and sentence Police and court – if you are charges with another offence before your record is destroyed Government employers – for security checks Sometimes your record may be given to people in charge of supervising you or for safety purposes. Examples are school officials and youth…

UNDER 18? QUESTIONED OR ARRESTED BY POLICE?

1.You should give your correct name, age and address. Ask if you are free to go. If they say no, they may be arresting you. 2. Ask why you are being arrested. You have a right to know.3.Before the police can charge you, they must consider the following alternatives: They can A. Let you go.…

EXPULSIONS

Your school Code of Conduct and the Education Act tell what conduct (for example selling drugs, assault, or having a weapon) can result in an expulsion. Expulsions are recorded in your Ontario Student Record – if you change schools, they will know what happened. Who decides? What can happen? The principal will suspend you while…

SUSPENSIONS

Your school’s Code of Conduct and the Education Act tell you what conduct can result in a suspension. Suspensions are recorded in your Ontario Student Record – if you change schools they will know what happened. How long can I be suspended for? · Suspensions can last from up to 20 school days. If it…

WHEN ARE YOUTH RECORDS DESTROYED?

A youth record does not automatically disappear when you turn 18; It depends on the type of offence and the sentence. Absolute Discharge: 1 yr after being found guiltyConditional Discharge: 3 yrs after being found guiltySummary Offences: 3 yrs after finishing sentenceIndictable Offences: 5 yrs after finishing sentenceMurder, Attempted Murder, Aggravated Sexual Assault: Maybe Never…