Themes from a review of Justice Canada funded projects for youth in conflict with the law

Executive summary
The Department of Justice Canada funds projects through the Youth Justice Fund that seek to help youth who are involved in the criminal justice system (CJS). The Youth Justice Fund provides grants and contributions to projects that encourage a more effective youth justice system, respond to emerging youth justice issues, and enable greater citizen and community participation in the youth justice system. In 2020, the Research and Statistics Division reviewed the evaluation reports that were submitted for pilot projects and received funds from 2014 to 2019. The review does not measure whether each program succeeded in meeting its goals, but rather identifies key program areas that received funding and looks for common challenges, best practices, and gaps identified by the program organizations that might help inform future projects.

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