This 2-hour training session on the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) is designed for front line service providers, public librarians and legal advocates. This training session is developed by the Department of Justice Canada with the purpose of providing insight into the YCJA and its principles.
This training session will allow participants to better understand and contextualize the principles of the YCJA, recent amendments to the Act, the objectives behind these amendments, administration of justice offences, as well as bail and sentencing principles and conditions.
The instructor for this course, Sandra Couture, is a member of the Quebec Bar who works with Justice Canada in the Youth Justice and Strategic Initiative Section where she provides legal and policy advice on all matters related to the Youth Criminal Justice Act and Canada’s youth justice system.
The training session will be delivered online through Zoom over 2-hours, which includes time for a Q&A period.
**Please note this training session will NOT be recorded. We will be hosting a training session on the YCJA for legal professionals on October 20th.**