Youth Records - An Overview

Youth records are made up of all information produced or kept about a youth’s involvement with the criminal justice system. It can include information provided by victims, family members and other community members. The youth record may be used for investigations that can be prosecuted under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).

The act states that youth records cannot be given to the general public. This prevents youth from being identified within the community and by media. But, if a youth is sentenced in an adult court, their youth record will be treated the same as an adult criminal record.

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