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This person may not be arrested or dealt with under the YCJA or YJA. Consideration should be given to referring the Young Person to a youth program that deals with youth who are outside of the scope of the legislation.
Please refer to these resources:
Multi Agency School Support Team (MASST)Youth at Risk Development Program (YARD)
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This person may not be arrested or dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act or the Youth Justice Act. The officer will have to follow Adult offender Diversion or Charging protocols.
Follow policy and procedure related to the release of a Young Person that is not being charged or diverted to a program.
If reasonable grounds do not exist to believe the youth is responsible for the offence, they may not be referred or charged.
You have now determined that Extrajudicial Measures should be applied for this Young Person. Take comprehensive notes detailing the investigation, any Advisory Conference entered into, and your decision regarding proceedings under the YCJA or YJA. Submit an incident report and attach your notes to the report.
You have determined that the Young Person is eligible for Extrajudicial Sanctions. Please complete an Extrajudicial Sanction Referral package which consists of; an Incident Report, "Alberta Youth Extrajudicial Sanctions/Alternative Measures Program - Notification (J2420), and attach a copy of a JOIN conviction report obtained from CPIC. These three documents are then submitted to the Crown's Office for review and approval. Notify the victim that the Young Person has been dealt with by Extrajudicial Sanction.
Follow the appropriate policy related to the release of a Young Person by way of a release document such as Summons to a Person Charged with an Offence, Appearance Notice, or Promise to Appear.
An arresting officer can always make a recommendation as part of the charging package for Extrajudicial Sanctions post charge. The decision to implement these sanctions will be at the discretion of the Crown.
Follow the appropriate policy related to the arrest and transport of Young Persons to be dealt with by a Judge or Justice of the Peace.
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