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Youth Criminal Justice Act

Version of section 6 from 2019-12-18 to 2023-05-17:

Marginal note:Warnings, cautions and referrals

  •  (1) A police officer shall, before starting judicial proceedings or taking any other measures under this Act against a young person alleged to have committed an offence, consider whether it would be sufficient, having regard to the principles set out in sections 4 and 4.1, to take no further action, warn the young person, administer a caution, if a program has been established under section 7, or, with the consent of the young person, refer the young person to a program or agency in the community that may assist the young person not to commit offences.

  • Marginal note:Saving

    (2) The failure of a police officer to consider the options set out in subsection (1) does not invalidate any subsequent charges against the young person for the offence.

  • 2002, c. 1, s. 6
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 362
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