Publication of Identity of Offender

Summary

  • The basic rule is that there will be no publication of the youth’s identity as that identity should be protected.
  • Publication of the name of the youth would impede the rehabilitation efforts and it would detrimentally affect the youth.
  • The youth’s name may be published if:
    • The youth has been found guilty of an offence and is given an adult sentence
    • The youth has been found guilty of a presumptive offence and is given a youth sentence and certain conditions are met
    • The youth is at large and is a danger to others
    • The youth is 18 or older, is not serving a custodial sentence, and either chooses to publish or gives consent to publish his or her name.