Youth Criminal Justice Act Teaching Kit
The Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) came into force in April 2003.
In February of 2003, CLEA secured funding through Youth Justice Policy of the Department of Justice Canada for the creation of a teaching kit aimed at senior high school students. The kit deals with the new Youth Criminal Justice Act and contains eight lessons, lesson plans and related readings, case scenarios, suggested debating and essay topics, quizzes, a supplementary reading and film list and suggestions for speakers and other group activities. An advisory committee consisting of members from across the country and from various disciplines, reviewed the contents of the teaching kit.
The kit was officially launched on March 30, 2004. Writer, Sarah Yates of Gemma B. Publishing and project manager, Ella Clark of Resolution@Work were in attendance, as was artist, Darlene Toews. Information about the launch appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on April 1st.