Youth Justice (YJ)
Specialized Intervention & YJ provide community supervision and custody programs for youth aged 12 to 17 at the time of their offence, as well as mental health assessment and treatment services to youth who are in custody or under community YJ supervision.
Working in multi-disciplinary offices throughout B.C., youth probation officers provide community supervision and case management of youth in conflict with the law and are assisted through a range of community-based support and rehabilitative resources.
Youth Custody Centres provide a safe, secure, healthy and supportive environment - promoting lawful behaviour and contributing to public safety - with a range of services that respond to the needs of youth. The centres accommodate youth serving a custodial sentence, as well as young people detained in custody pending trial or sentencing.
6.01 Clients Receiving Formal Diversion Services That Did Not Commit a New Offence
Objectives of formal diversion include avoiding official labelling and processing, and providing services that help prevent a youth from reoffending.
6.06 Clients Receiving First Community Sentence Services That Did Not Commit a New Offence
One objective of a community sentence is to provide services that help prevent a youth from reoffending.
6.11 Clients Receiving First Custody Sentence Services That Did Not Commit a New Offence
Recognizing that custody holds the highest risk population, one objective of custody services is to provide services that help prevent a youth from reoffending.