Principles of the Act

Principles of the Act

This section 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
  • Amendments to the YCJA in 2019


YCJA Preamble and Interpretation
YCJA Section 3: Declaration of Principles