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Halifax Youth Attendance Centre Regulations

made under clauses 3(1)(g) and (h) of the

Correctional Services Act

S.N.S. 2005, c. 37

N.S. Reg. 53/2007 (February 8, 2007, effective February 5, 2007)


I, Murray Scott, M.B., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Nova Scotia, pursuant to Section [clauses] 3(1)(g) and (h) of the Correctional Services Act, do hereby establish the Halifax Youth Attendance Centre to provide supervision and support for young persons.


Access to the programs and services available at the Halifax Youth Attendance Centre is limited to young persons who the Nova Scotia Department of Justice, Correctional Services Division have screened, determined to be eligible, and approved for admission.


The young person must be:

      subject to a probation order, a deferred custody and supervision order or conditional supervision order, which has a condition in the order to attend school, participate in a specific program, e.g., anger management, or take programs as directed by a probation officer, or

      released from custody to serve the community portion of a custody sentence or who are on reintegration leave, which has a condition set by the Provincial Director to attend school, participate in a specific program, e.g., anger management, or take a program as directed by a probation officer, or

      under the supervision of a probation officer and are referred by their probation officer to complete programs or obtain services offered at the Centre, e.g., substance abuse, life skills, anger management, or

      referred by the Halifax Community Justice Agency to the Halifax Youth Attendance Centre as part of an extrajudicial sanction agreement.


In addition, [the] young person must:

      have had their case heard in a Youth Justice Court

      be under the supervision of a probation officer in Metro Halifax or subject to an extrajudicial sanction agreement with the Halifax Community Justice Agency

      reside within the Halifax Regional Municipality

      have appropriate living arrangements

      have the support of parent(s), guardian(s) or another individual deemed appropriate by Correctional Services

      consent to participate

      must comply with the rules of the Halifax Youth Attendance Centre.

Space in the program or service at the Halifax Youth Attendance Centre must exist.