Disposition

The court outcome of a charge.

Under the Young Offenders Act, this term referred to a sentence imposed by a youth justice court on a youth who was found guilty of an offence. The Youth Criminal Justice Act uses the term “sentence,” which is the same as the term used for adults. The change to the term “sentence” reflects the greater emphasis on accountability in the YCJA , though the term disposition is still sometimes used informally for YCJA sentences.

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