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Youth Criminal Justice Act takes effect
April 1, 2003
The new Youth Criminal Justice Act came into effect on April 1, 2003. It introduces sweeping changes to the way in which the criminal justice system deals with young persons.
Please see the Department of Justice website for information on the new act.
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