Extrajudicial sanctions

Filed Under: Criminal Law

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A program outside the formal court system established under section 10 of the YCJA to deal with youth who have committed offences. Some extrajudicial sanctions programs operate pre-charge and accept police referrals of youth believed to have committed offences but who are not charged, while other programs are post-charge and accept referrals from the police or Crown of youth who have been charged.The fact that a youth has participated in extrajudicial sanctions may be a factor in sentencing if there are later proceedings for another offence.

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