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Youth Crime

Recidivism rates are already being tracked for secure custody youth serving dispositions of six months or greater in the Youth Justice system. YJ convictions (while in care or post-care) should also be tracked for all other youth who spend at least 18 months in child welfare or children and youth mental health residential care.

Data Source

Timeframe for reporting

Examples from other jurisdictions

Youth Justice

Within one year

Proportion of youth in care involved with YJ (Quebec, Trocmé et al., 2013)

Looked after children convicted or subject to final warning (UK Government, 2014: See Chart 14)