Comparison of Case Processing Under the Young Offenders Act and the First Six Months of the Youth Criminal Justice Act


Table 29: The Number of Probation Conditions before and after the YCJA, by Court Location
  Halifax Toronto & Scarborough Winnipeg Edmonton Vancouver & Surrey Total
  YOA
sample
YCJA
sample
YOA
sample
YCJA
sample
YOA
sample
YCJA
sample
YOA
sample
YCJA
sample
YOA
sample
YCJA
sample
YOA
sample
YCJA
sample
  Mean and median number of probation conditions
Mean 3.3 3.8 3.1 3.6 3.9* 5.1* 3.8* 4.5* 4.3* 5.9* 3.7* 4.7*
Median 3.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 6.0 4.0 4.0
Total number of probation cases 188 56 211 58 194 79 156 50 238 73 987 316
F value, p value 3.45, n.s. 3.70, n.s. 15.69, p<.001 7.48, p<.01 29.98, p<.001 56.70, p<.001

Notes:

  • * Shaded pairs are statistically significant at p<.05.

  • Cases involving probation (e.g., if the youth received custody and supervision to be followed by probation) are included in this table. Excluded are intensive supervision and attendance centre conditions.

  • “Other” conditions are excluded from both before and after legislation data because the data from the two periods are not comparable. The data therefore somewhat under-estimate the actual number of probation conditions.