Increasing accountability for youths behaviour

Okotoks Youth Justice

Involvement


Citizens have the opportunity to be directly involved in reconciling the difference between the young person, the victim and the community.

Together we can make a difference by working with the young persons who have committed offences within the community. In doing so, it will raise community awareness of crime prevention, resulting in a safer and more healthy community environment.



What principles guide the Okotoks Youth Justice Committee?

Increased accountability for youths behaviour.

Rights


There must be regard for rights, freedoms and confidentiality of all people.

Accountability


All young persons should be held accountable and responsible for their actions

Prevents:

  • Youth from receiving a criminal record.


Provides:

  • Opportunity to gain an understanding of how inappropriate behaviour impacts the community.
  • Opportunity to develop positive relationships with adults in their community.
  • Encourage to involve the family.


Allows:

  • Community resources to be identified and accused
  • Less serious offences to be diverted from the court process, reducing cost and delay.


Fosters:

  • A healthy environment to create resourceful, caring and law abiding citizens of tomorrow.

Together, we can make a difference