Social 9: Impact of the YCJA

In an extended response, answer the following prompt:

To what extent is the YCJA meeting the needs of Canadians?

You’ll notice this is a very general statement. In order to fully answer the prompt you will need to include the following:

  • the stated goals/objectives of the YCJA
  • means in which young people are sentenced
  • evidence from a minimum of three (3) distinct cases

The following are useful starting points for your research in addition to the textbook and cases we’ve discussed:

Justice Education

YCJA Summary and Background

Drinking and Driving Case Study

Minor case studies

News coverage from a variety of sources is recommended. Keep cases Canadian.

Mr. McIntosh

Teacher - Humanities

In a typical year I teach a range of courses from elementary to high school. I am our school's Social Studies specialist, teaching high school social, as well as a member of the PE team.

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