What We Know

According to the Government of Canada, majority of youth in Canada will experience normal transitions to adulthood. However, some will be exposed to adverse factors that negatively impact their psycho-social development. This may contribute to offending behaviour, leading to their involvement with the criminal justice system.

Quick Facts

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association:

The International Youth Survey found that delinquent behaviour was significantly more prevalent among youth who:

A Statistical Snapshot of Youth at Risk and Youth Offending in Canada here.