The government is considering possible changes to the Youth Criminal Justice Act that would sharply increase the number of young offenders sent to adult jails, according to a memo obtained by CTV News.
The memo sketches a “preferred option” that would “give the Crown discretion to use adult criminal justice procedures for youths aged 16 and 17 who are charged with murder, attempted murder, manslaughter or aggravated sexual assault.”
Judges currently decide whether young offenders should be charged as adults; the option outlined in the memo would strip them of that power.
Lots going on just in that short passage.
Put kids in jail instead of providing educational,work and other opportunities that might make for a future. Not to mention instead of providing decent wages and childcare programs to help steer them in the right direction.
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