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

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

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

Directory of Youth Justice Resources

Youth Criminal Justice Act FAQs

Department of Justice: YCJA Overview

Youth Justice Fact Sheets

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