Intensive support and supervision

A community-based sentence of intensive support and supervision may be imposed under section 42(2)(l) of the YCJA. Although not defined under the Act, this order contemplates a higher level of support and supervision than ordinary probation, while allowing the youth to continue to reside with his or her family or elsewhere in the community. The youth might, for example, be required by the provincial director to attend a particular educational or treatment program every day. A youth justice court may make an order for intensive support and supervision only if the provincial director consents. The maximum duration is two years.

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