Extrajudicial measures

Filed Under: Criminal Law

Measures other than judicial proceedings to deal with a youth who is believed to have committed an offence. Extrajudicial measures are encouraged under sections 4 and 5 of the YCJA as an appropriate response for youth who have committed less serious offences. Extrajudicial measures include programs for extrajudicial sanctions, as well as decisions made by police or prosecutors to screen cases and police decisions to informally warn a youth and not charge.

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