Young People and Criminal Law

The Youth Criminal Justice Act controls how criminal law applies to young people. This script discusses the rights of young people if stopped and questioned by the police, if arrested, or if charged with an offence. It also covers legal help available.

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The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
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last reviewed
January 2015 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.

Also available in:

Chinese (simplified) (PDF)
Mandarin (audio/podcast)
Punjabi (PDF)

resource type
youth justice, young people and criminal law, talking to the police, rights on arrest, charged with a crime, Dial-A-Law
other formats