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Sexting, Sentencing and the YCJA

Sexting, Sentencing and the YCJA

  • May 09, 2016
  • Brock Jones

What is an appropriate sentence for a young person found in possession of naked pictures of another teenager? What if he or she has distributed them without consent to their friends? This article explains key distinctions between the YCJA and the Criminal Code.

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Constitutional and Human Rights of Young People: Policing and Public Space

  • February 25, 2016
  • Allison Pearl Williams and Aleena Reitsma

On February 3, 2016, the OBA Child and Youth Law Section and the Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law Section co-hosted a much-anticipated and well-attended event for OBA Institute: “Constitutional and Human Rights of Young People: Policing and Public Space.”

What is "Open" Custody?

  • February 22, 2016
  • Brock Jones

What is the difference between "secure" and "open" custody in youth criminal justice proceedings?

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Child Refugees and Migrants

  • February 02, 2016
  • Emily Chan

Child Refugees and Migrants: the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Kanthasamy v Canada, 2015 SCC 61

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A Punch is Still a Punch - Mens rea and young persons

  • January 18, 2016
  • Brock Jones

Should courts apply a different standard when assessing the necessary mens rea – or criminal intent – to ground a finding of guilt when the defendant is a young person?

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Effective and Ethical Representation of Young People

  • December 14, 2015
  • Carina Chan and Jessica Walsh

On November 19, 2015, the OBA held an event titled “Effective and Ethical Representation of Young People”. The program was co-chaired by section executive members Mary Birdselland Emma Rhodes. This article summarizes the program.