Youth Court Judges' Views of the Youth Justice system: The results of a survey
Judges' views on the administration of the sentence
One of the potential issues for judges is their loss of control over the case once a youth leaves their courts. Not only do they have little power to ensure that their decisions are executed, but they also do not necessarily find out the form in which their orders are carried out. A number of questions were asked about this problem of "feedback" (some of which were discussed earlier in the context of community service orders).
As can be seen in the following table, judges varied in their confidence that the rehabilitative programs which they had ordered as parts of probation orders  would be provided in a timely fashion. Although some variation was found across jurisdictions, the differences were not significant. In most provinces/territories, variation existed, with some judges indicating that the program would be provided in a timely fashion in most cases and some judges indicating that timely delivery could only be expected in a few cases. About one in six judges indicated that they did not know.
|Almost none, none||21||8.9||82.7|
Judges were also asked  to indicate the proportion of cases in which they ordered rehabilitative programs as part of a custodial disposition and were confident that the program would be provided during the period of custody. Again, a good deal of variability existed within each jurisdiction. However, the variability among jurisdictions was not statistically significant.
|Frequency||Valid percent||Cumulative percent|
|Almost none, none||18||7.7||74.5|
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