Youth custody and community services in Canada, 2003-2004 - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 85-002-X20060029082


This Juristat provides an overview of young persons under correctional services and is the first release of the Youth Custody and Community Services Survey (YCCS) since the implementation of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), which came into effect on April 1, 2003. Correctional services include pre-trial detention (remand), secure and open custody, and probation, as well as the new YCJA sentencing options, including, deferred custody and supervision, community portion of a custody sentence (CPCS), and the intensive support and supervision program (ISSP).

This Juristat examines youth correctional data which are drawn from two sources: 1) The Youth Key Indicator Report which measures the number of youth held in custody on an average day and on probation on an average month-end basis. An examination of trends provides an overview of caseload in youth corrections, as well as incarceration and probation rates, and 2) The Youth Custody and Community Services survey collects data on youth admissions to and releases from custody and community services. These data are examined based on key case characteristics such as age, sex, Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal identity, and most serious offence and length of time served. Data are analyzed at the provincial/territorial as well as national levels.

Issue Number: 2006002
Author(s): Towns, Donna

Main Product: Juristat

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PDFMarch 28, 2006