Source: (2003) Paper presented at the Sixth International Conference on Restorative Justice. June 2003. The Centre for Restorative Justice, Simon Fraser University. Downloaded 2 October 2003.
The Whitehorse, Yukon Youth Justice Panel is a post charge inter-agency screening program for young offenders. The first of its kind in Canada, the Panel was conceived in March 2001 and reflects restorative principles of the proposed Youth Criminal Justice Act. The Panel goals are to increase referrals to extrajudicial measures (diversion); reduce court-processing time; reduce remand and custody committals; build partnerships; and enhance family and community capacity to repair harm. The Panel refers youth to two diversion programs, the Whitehorse Diversion Committee and Tan Sakwathan First Nation Youth Diversion Program. Abstract courtesy of the Centre for Restorative Jutice, Simon Fraser University, www.sfu.ca/cfrj.
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