Pre-Trial Detention Under the Young Offenders Act: A Study of Urban Courts


TABLE 2.10 - RELEASE CONDITIONS IMPOSED BY THE YOUTH COURT, BY COURT LOCATION
Hal-Dart Tor Scar Wpg Edm Van Surrey Total sample
Percent of released youth having each condition
Non-communication with victim 42.4% 20.9% 40.5% 20.2% 17.6% 27.9% 38.5% 27.5%
Non-communication with others 55.9% 35.8% 38.1% 49.0% 41.9% 36.5% 25.6% 41.6%
Report to police/other at specified times 10.2% 4.5% 0 10.0% 13.5% 93.0% 92.3% 31.0%
Area restriction 40.7% 53.7% 38.1% 27.3% 10.8% 48.8% 25.6% 35.0%
Attend school or work 5.1% 44.8% 64.3% 30.3% 25.7%% 19.8% 20.5% 28.8%
Reside at a specified location 69.5% 94.0% 88.1% 90.0% 68.9% 89.5% 76.9% 83.3%
Abstain from alcohol, non-prescription drugs 30.5% 37.3% 4.8% 29.0% 21.6% 9.4% 15.4% 27.3%
No firearms or other weapons 10.2% 32.8% 47.6% 19.0% 1.4% 24.4% 30.8% 21.6%
Curfew 47.5% 43.3% 45.2% 71.0% 58.1% 47.7% 56.4% 54.2%
House arrest 11.9% 29.9% 28.6% 8.1% 5.4% 1.2% 0 11.2%
Motor vehicle restriction(s) 0 1.5% 14.3% 4.0% 0 24.7% 10.3% 7.7%
Counselling, anger management, etc. 0 25.4% 19.0% 4.0% 12.2% 7.1% 5.1% 9.9%
Total number of cases 59 67 42 99 74 85 39 465
Mean number of conditions per youth 3.2 4.3 4.4 4.0 2.9 4.4 4.1 3.9

Notes: Anova: F=10.3 p<.001

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