- What is Custody Services?
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What is Custody Services?
Custody Services is responsible for youth who serve sentences at the Young Offenders Facility that are:
- pre-trial detention; or
- secure- and open-custody supervision.
Programming during the sentencing may include:
- sports and recreation;
- fitness and nutrition;
- First Nations culture; and
- life skills.
- holds youth accountable for their actions;
- protects communities; and
- is guided by the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
The goals of sentencing are to rehabilitate and reintegrate youth into the community.
Sentencing options include:
- a reprimand, similar to a warning;
- an absolute discharge;
- a conditional discharge, supervision may be imposed;
- a fine up to $1,000;
- an order to pay compensation or special damages with the youth's ability to play taken into consideration;
- an order for the restitution of property;
- an order to perform up to 240 hours of community service;
- up to 2 years probation;
- an order that youth attend a non-residential program (Youth Achievement Centre, Whitehorse only);
- compensation to the victim;
- taking away privileges;
- support and monitoring by a youth worker;
- residence approved by the court;
- custody in caregiver home;
- secure custody and supervision at the Young Offenders Facility;
- custody and conditional supervision; or
- intensive rehabilitative custody and supervision at the Young Offenders Facility.
Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, adult sentences may be given for youth found guilty of offences, such as:
- attempted murder;
- aggravated sexual assault;
- serious, repeat violent offences; or
- other serious offences.
Youth Probation provides support and supervision to:
- victims; and
We do this with a case-management system that complies with Youth Criminal Justice Act court orders.
Youth between the ages of 12 and 17, who have pre-charge and post-charge involvement with the justice system, may be supervised through programs such as:
- extrajudicial sanctions;
- community court orders; or
- custody and community supervision orders.
In Yukon communities, youth probation services are provided by regional social workers.
Learn about how you can help a child going through the justice system.
Carmacks and the North Klondike Highway
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If you have questions phone 867-667-3610, or toll-free in Yukon, Nunavut and NWT 1-800-661-0408 extension 3610.