YCJA changes in the worksOTTAWA wants to change the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Here's what's on the table:
Requiring the Crown to consider seeking an adult sentence for offenders age 14 to 17 convicted of murder, attempted murder, manslaughter and aggravated sexual assault.
Expanding the definition of violent offences to include reckless behaviour and endangering public safety.
Giving judges discretion on the publication of names of young offenders convicted of violent offences.
Requiring police to keep a record of "extrajudicial" measures imposed on young people even if they have not been convicted of a crime in court.