Community service

Filed Under: Criminal Law

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A sanction that requires a youth to do work for a community agency, municipality, or non-profit organization for a specified number of hours. It may be a sentence imposed by a court or a sanction imposed as an extrajudicial measure. If imposed by a youth justice court as a sentence under section 42(2)(i) of the YCJA, it is subject to conditions in section 54, such as a maximum of 240 hours, and performance is not to interfere with education.

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