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

Act current to 2023-09-19 and last amended on 2019-12-18. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Disclosure with court order

  •  (1) The youth justice court may, on the application of the provincial director, the Attorney General or a peace officer, make an order permitting the applicant to disclose to the person or persons specified by the court any information about a young person that is specified, if the court is satisfied that the disclosure is necessary, having regard to the following circumstances:

    • (a) the young person has been found guilty of an offence involving serious personal injury;

    • (b) the young person poses a risk of serious harm to persons; and

    • (c) the disclosure of the information is relevant to the avoidance of that risk.

  • Marginal note:Opportunity to be heard

    (2) Subject to subsection (3), before making an order under subsection (1), the youth justice court shall give the young person, a parent of the young person and the Attorney General an opportunity to be heard.

  • Marginal note:Ex parte application

    (3) An application under subsection (1) may be made ex parte by the Attorney General where the youth justice court is satisfied that reasonable efforts have been made to locate the young person and that those efforts have not been successful.

  • Marginal note:Time limit

    (4) No information may be disclosed under subsection (1) after the end of the applicable period set out in subsection 119(2) (period of access to records).

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