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


TABLE 6.5 - RELEASE CONDITIONS FROM THE COURT, MULTIPLE DETENTION STAYS, HALIFAX-DARTMOUTH AND TORONTO
Halifax-Dartmouth Toronto (2 courts)
1st stay 2nd stay 3 + stays 1st stay 2nd stay 3 + stays
Percent of youth having each condition
Non-communication with victim 42.4% 12.5% 0 28.4% 25.0% 11.1%
Non-communication with others 55.9% 37.5% 0 36.7% 25.0% 22.2%
Report to police/other at specified times 10.2% 12.5% 0 2.8% 15.6% 11.1%
Area restriction 40.7% 37.5% 0 47.7% 25.0% 22.2%
Attend school or work 5.1% 25.0% 0 52.3% 50.0% 11.1%
Reside at a specified location 69.5% 50.0% 0 91.7% 93.8% 88.9%
Abstain from alcohol, non-prescription drugs 30.5% 0 0 24.8% 21.9% 0
No firearms or other weapons 10.2% 12.5% 0 38.5% 34.4% 11.1%
Curfew 47.5% 62.5% 0 44.0% 28.1% 22.2%
House arrest 11.9% 12.5% 100.0% 29.4% 37.5% 55.6%
Motor vehicle restriction 0 0 0 16.3% 0 0
Counselling, anger management, etc. 0 24.8% 0 25.0% 9.4% 0
Total number of cases where condition known 59 8 1 109 32 9

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