Source: (2000) Ottawa, Canada: Church Council on Justice and Corrections. Downloaded 18 January 2005.The Church Council on Justice and Corrections (CCJC) is a Canadian coalition of faith-based individuals and churches advocating for a more humane way to practice criminal justice. The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights is a committee of the Canadian House of Commons. This paper consists of a presentation by the CCJC before the Standing Committee, on February 15, 2000, to comment on the proposed Youth Criminal Justice Act (C-3). The presentation has five basic parts: identification of core truths necessary for youth justice; illustrative stories about youth crime, offenders, and victims; challenges in youth justice; the promise and concerns of restorative justice for youth; and specific issues relating to youth justice (e.g., expanded publication of names, minimum age for the law, and more).