Youth in conflict with the law are dealt with under the federal legislation of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
The YCJA deals with youth between the ages of 12 to 17 years of age and provides an alternative for youth to receive counseling and education while providing restitution to the victim, instead of the youth being charged with the offence involved and attending court resulting in a possible criminal record.
This option is available to youth that have minimal involvement with the police with the offence being a non-violent nature. These offences would include shoplifting and minor damage to property.
CKPS Youth Coordinator Constable Kyle Wright monitors local youth investigations and diverts the youth when appropriate to community agencies.
The current youth officer is Constable Kyle Wright.
Community Youth Agencies
Agencies involved in providing youth services: