Governing Legislation and Resources for Youth Justice (2:II)

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This information applies to British Columbia, Canada. Last reviewed for legal accuracy by the Law Students' Legal Advice Program on July 18, 2021.



A. Legislation and Web Links[edit]

Criminal Code, RSC 1985, c C-46 [“CC”].

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child [“UNCRC”].

Youth Criminal Justice Act, SC 2002, c 1 [“YCJA”].

Youth Justice Act, SBC 2003, c 85 [“YJA”].

B. Books[edit]

Youth Criminal Justice Act Manual, Loose-leaf service. (Canada Law Book)

Nicholas Bala & Sanjeet Anand. Youth Criminal Justice Law, 3d ed. Essentials of Canadian Law Series (Irwin Law: 2012),

Lee Tustin and Robert E. Lutes. A Guide to the Youth Criminal Justice Act, 2012, updated yearly, (LexisNexis Canada Inc: 2020).

C. Websites[edit]

Directory of Youth Justice Resources

Youth Criminal Justice Act FAQs

Department of Justice: YCJA Overview

Youth Justice Fact Sheets

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