Youth Bail Supervision Program Regulations

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Youth Bail Supervision Program Regulations
made under clause 3(1)(g) of the

Correctional Services Act

SNS 2005 c. 37

and clause 157(b) of the

Youth Criminal Justice Act (Canada),

SC 2002, c. 1

N.S. Reg. 54/2007 (January 24, 2007, effective February 15, 2007)

I, Murray Scott, M.B., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Nova Scotia, pursuant toSection [clause] 3(1)(g) of the Correctional Services Act and Section [paragraph] 157(b) of theYouth Criminal Justice Act [(Canada)], do hereby establish the Youth Bail Supervision Programto provide intensive supervision and support for eligible young persons.

Criteria for Selection

Entry into the Youth Bail Supervision Program is limited to young persons who may be grantedjudicial interim release (bail) who meet one of the following criteria:

•      charged with a serious violent offence (e.g., murder, attempted murder, manslaughter,robbery with a weapon, aggravated assault)


•      charged with an offence(s) which constitutes conduct endangering or likely to endanger thelife or safety of another person (e.g., home invasion, auto theft)


•      exhibiting a significant history of failing to comply with community based court orders(two or more convictions)


•      showing a pattern of escalating pending matters, any of which could result in seriousinjury


In addition, the following conditions are required for acceptance into the program:

•      the young person must reside within the Halifax Regional Municipality

•      the young person’s case must be heard in the Halifax Youth Justice Court

•      the young person must have appropriate living arrangements

•      the young person must have an appropriate telephone connection at that address

•      the young person must consent to participate and comply with the rules of the program

•      space exists in the program

Approval Process

A young person is accepted for bail supervision when:

•      the young person is determined by Correctional Services to meet the criteria to be eligible,and


•      on being satisfied that Correctional Services has made the determination in clause (1), aYouth Justice Court orders as a condition of the Judicial Interim Release that the youngperson participate in the Youth


Bail Supervision program under the conditions outlined in Schedule A attached.

Schedule ‘A’


A.   Attend, participate in and complete the Youth Bail Supervision Program by complyingwith the following conditions:


       1       abide by the conditions of your undertaking/recognizance and all other Court Orders


       2       reside as directed by the Court


       3       abide by a curfew of 9 pm to 7 am daily (unless written permission is given by theProbation Officer) or abide by any curfew imposed by the Court


       4       report daily via telephone at pre-assigned time(s) as directed by the Probation Officer


       5       report in person weekly at pre-assigned date/time as directed by the ProbationOfficer


       6       attend school regularly or actively seek and maintain employment or participate inprograms as directed by the Probation Officer


B.    Report to the Correctional Services office at 6176 Young Street between the hours of 8:30a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, (or next business day if after 4:30 p.m.)immediately upon release from custody in order to set an appointment for an intakeinterview with the Probation Officer.