Osprey Media. - Brantford Expositor: "Jail is not the answer: advocate; Fewer charges being laid under new law
Local News - Friday, October 27, 2006 @ 01:00
City police have charged only 47 youths with crimes so far this year, but that doesn't mean fewer young people are breaking the law.
Nor does it mean there has been a huge drop in crime.
The figures, provided by police, are a reflection of the changes introduced when the Youth Criminal Justice Act came into effect in April 2003.
In addition to those charged, 279 had their offences deferred by police pending completion of a diversion program offered by St.
Leonard's Community Services"