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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 to Section [clause] 3(1)(g) of the Correctional Services Act and Section [paragraph] 157(b) of the Youth Criminal Justice Act [(Canada)], do hereby establish the Youth Bail Supervision Program to 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 granted judicial 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 the life 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 serious injury


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), a Youth Justice Court orders as a condition of the Judicial Interim Release that the young person 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 complying with 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 the Probation 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 Probation Officer


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


B.    Report to the Correctional Services office at 6176 Young Street between the hours of 8:30 a.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 intake interview with the Probation Officer.