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Initiative Profiles


Youth Criminal Defence Office

Lead Organization: Youth Criminal Defence Office
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Serving: Edmonton and Calgary

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Provides legal assistance to youth in conflict with the law and creates case plans as alternatives to custody. Services include emergency telephone support to detained youth, and legal representation at different stages in their contact with the courts.

About the Initiative

Types of Activities: Planning / policy development, Community development, Advocacy, Client advocacy

Principal Clients: Ex-offenders, Youth

Scope: Local

Setting: Urban

Started: January 1993 to: ongoing

Types of Funding: Law Society of Alberta; Attorney General and Ministry of Justice of the Government of Alberta

Offers Services In: English, French


Mailing Address: Youth Criminal Defence Office
Melton Building, Suite 600, 10310 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2W4

Contact Person: Mark Cherrington




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This listing was last updated on: August 26, 2003

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