The Role of the Voluntary Sector in Developing and Monitoring Social Legislation: A Case History

Introduction In April 1984, Canada entered a new era in its treatment of young offenders. The Young Offenders Act became law, replacing the Juvenile Delinquent Act of 1908. The new Act represents a major change, both in values and approach, to the field of juvenile justice. Demonstrating a change in fundamental prinĀ­ciples, it moves away…