Youth Criminal Justice Act (S.C. 2002, c. 1)

Act current to 2014-08-05 and last amended on 2014-04-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Non-application

 Once information is published under subsection 110(3) or (6) or 111(2) or (3), subsection 110(1) (identity of offender not to be published) or 111(1) (identity of victim or witness not to be published), as the case may be, no longer applies in respect of the information.

Fingerprints and Photographs

Marginal note:Identification of Criminals Act applies
  •  (1) The Identification of Criminals Act applies in respect of young persons.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (2) No fingerprint, palmprint or photograph or other measurement, process or operation referred to in the Identification of Criminals Act shall be taken of, or applied in respect of, a young person who is charged with having committed an offence except in the circumstances in which an adult may, under that Act, be subjected to the measurements, processes and operations.

Records That May Be Kept

Marginal note:Youth justice court, review board and other courts

 A youth justice court, review board or any court dealing with matters arising out of proceedings under this Act may keep a record of any case that comes before it arising under this Act.

Marginal note:Police records
  •  (1) A record relating to any offence alleged to have been committed by a young person, including the original or a copy of any fingerprints or photographs of the young person, may be kept by any police force responsible for or participating in the investigation of the offence.

  • Marginal note:Extrajudicial measures

    (1.1) The police force shall keep a record of any extrajudicial measures that they use to deal with young persons.

  • Marginal note:Police records

    (2) When a young person is charged with having committed an offence in respect of which an adult may be subjected to any measurement, process or operation referred to in the Identification of Criminals Act, the police force responsible for the investigation of the offence may provide a record relating to the offence to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. If the young person is found guilty of the offence, the police force shall provide the record.

  • Marginal note:Records held by R.C.M.P.

    (3) The Royal Canadian Mounted Police shall keep the records provided under subsection (2) in the central repository that the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police may, from time to time, designate for the purpose of keeping criminal history files or records of offenders or keeping records for the identification of offenders.

  • 2002, c. 1, s. 115;
  • 2012, c. 1, s. 190.
Marginal note:Government records
  •  (1) A department or an agency of any government in Canada may keep records containing information obtained by the department or agency

    • (a) for the purposes of an investigation of an offence alleged to have been committed by a young person;

    • (b) for use in proceedings against a young person under this Act;

    • (c) for the purpose of administering a youth sentence or an order of the youth justice court;

    • (d) for the purpose of considering whether to use extrajudicial measures to deal with a young person; or

    • (e) as a result of the use of extrajudicial measures to deal with a young person.

  • Marginal note:Other records

    (2) A person or organization may keep records containing information obtained by the person or organization

    • (a) as a result of the use of extrajudicial measures to deal with a young person; or

    • (b) for the purpose of administering or participating in the administration of a youth sentence.