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The youth justice system affects individuals between the ages of 12 and 17 who get into trouble with the law.
Our goal is to ensure a fair and effective youth justice system.
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The Youth Criminal Justice Act is the legal foundation upon which Canada's youth criminal justice system is built.
The Department of Justice is responsible for the Youth Justice Initiative.
The Youth Criminal Justice Act is Canada's law that applies to youth between the ages of 12 and 17 who have come into conflict with the law.
The Youth Justice Fund provides grants and contributions to projects that encourage a more effective youth justice system, respond to emerging youth justice issues and enable greater citizen and community participation in the youth justice system.
The State of the Criminal Justice System monitors the performance of the youth and adult criminal justice systems, in effort to better understand justice system trends, strengths and areas of improvement.
The Minister of Justice National Youth Justice Policing Award was established in 2000 and is presented in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the Canadian Police Association (CPA).
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