Title:Best practices for chronic / persistent youth offenders
Corporate Author: Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family
Centre for Initiatives on Children, Youth and the Community
Subject:Youth – general|split|Crime – young offenders
Publisher:Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family
Place of Publication:Calgary
Date of Publication:2009
In 2006, the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family (CRILF) began work on the three-year project, A Study of Youth Offending, Serious Habitual Offenders, and System Response in Calgary. One objective of this study was to develop an understanding of the predictors of chronic and persistent youth offending, as well as a knowledge base of best practices in Canada and internationally for this population of youth offenders. With funding from the Alberta Law Foundation and the National Crime Prevention Centre, and in partnership with the Centre for Initiatives on Children, Youth and the Community, City of Calgary Community and Neighbourhood Services, and Calgary Police Service, CRILF researchers examined the literature on chronic and persistent youth offenders, and performed an environmental scan to assess what programs and strategies police agencies across Canada have in place to address this youth offending population.