Principles of the Act

Principles of the Act


This stage introduces the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).

You will discover:

  • The principles of the YCJA
  • How the YCJA deals with youth crime
  • The youth’s right to due process
  • The roles of the parent, the victim and the community
  • Amendments to the YCJA in 2012

This stage focuses on the YCJA Preamble, Section 1, Section 2 and Section 3 of the YCJA.