Appeal to Senate to Keep Youth Out of Jails

Proposed changes to the youth criminal justice system will be reviewed by the Senate in February.  They are part of Bill C-10, the omnibus crime bill.  The CCRC is appealing to Senators to take a close look at the proposed changes for youth justice.  In 2007 the Senate unanimously – all parties – adopted a major report on the rights of children. It said Canada needs to do better for our children.  Bill C-10 will put more young people in jail rather than learning to be rights-respecting Canadians. It contradicts rather than advances the well-being and rights of children in Canada.  Hopefully the Senate will stand up for our young people.  For a copy of CCRC submission to Senate: Bill C-10 – CCRC Submission to Senate

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