The Young Offenders Act (YOA; French: Loi sur les jeunes contrevenants) (the Act) was an act of the Parliament of Canada, granted Royal Assent in 1982 and proclaimed in force on April 2, 1984, that regulated the criminal prosecution of Canadian youths. The act was repealed in 2003 with the passing of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The Young Offenders Act of 1984 and the current Youth Criminal Justice Act, unlike the Juvenile Delinquents Act of 1908, focus on the responsibility of young persons for consequences of their behaviour.. Except for breach of probation, federal criminal offences for young persons are the same as for adults.
The Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) is a Canadian law that guarantees the rights of young people in the criminal justice system. The law applies to youth between the ages of 12 and 17. A child under the age of 12 cannot be charged with a crime. At age 18, a person is considered to be an adult in the eyes. The Young Offenders Act 1997 (NSW) (“YOA”) establishes an alternate regime of dealing with young persons who commit certain offences by diverting them from the Children’s Court.
Published under the Legislation Revision and Publication Act 2002 1 South Australia. Young Offenders Act 1993. An Act to reconstitute the juvenile justice system in this State; and for other purposes. Contents. Part 1—Preliminary. 1 Short title. 3 Objects and statutory policies. 4 Interpretation. The Florida Youthful Offender Act provides adult trial courts with alternative ways to sentence young adult offenders under the age of 21. These offenders can no longer be safely sentenced as juveniles but require more supervision than community programs offer.