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Youth Criminal Justice Act

Version of section 29 from 2003-01-01 to 2012-10-22:


Marginal note:Detention as social measure prohibited

  •  (1) A youth justice court judge or a justice shall not detain a young person in custody prior to being sentenced as a substitute for appropriate child protection, mental health or other social measures.

  • Marginal note:Detention presumed unnecessary

    (2) In considering whether the detention of a young person is necessary for the protection or safety of the public under paragraph 515(10)(b) (substantial likelihood — commit an offence or interfere with the administration of justice) of the Criminal Code, a youth justice court or a justice shall presume that detention is not necessary under that paragraph if the young person could not, on being found guilty, be committed to custody on the grounds set out in paragraphs 39(1)(a) to (c) (restrictions on committal to custody).

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