Conference

A conference is a group of persons who meet to provide advice for dealing with a youth in the youth justice system. The concept is flexible, but normally the youth, parents of the youth, community representatives, and the victim are invited to participate. A police officer, a youth justice court judge, or the provincial director may convene a conference. A conference may give advice on appropriate extrajudicial measures, conditions for release from pretrial detention or custody, sentence, or sentence review. The conference concept is intended to allow a more restorative and community-based response to be taken to youth offending.

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