Young Offenders Act

Filed Under: Criminal Law

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The federal legislation in effect from 1984 to 2003 that established the legal regime for dealing with youths aged twelve through seventeen, who were alleged to have committed criminal offences or who have been convicted of an offence. The YOA replaced the JDA and was in turn replaced by the YCJA.

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