Youth Court Survey (YCS)

Summary of changes

Activity on this program started: 1991

Reference period of change - 2008-2009

Starting with the 2009/2010 reference year, this survey has been amalgamated into the Integrated Criminal Court Survey (ICCS, record number 3312). The ICCS is an annual administrative data survey that was implemented to replace two previous micro-data surveys: the Adult Criminal Court Survey (ACCS, see legacy versions of record number 3312) and the Youth Court Survey (YCS, see record number 3309). The purpose of redevelopment was to collect new information related to the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA). At the same time, it was an opportunity to integrate data collection and processing, implement a snapshot data collection strategy (collect appearances as they occurred rather than once the case was completed), and change survey definitions to more closely reflect court processing.

Reference period of change - 2005-2006

Data sources - Prior to 2005/06, Manitoba and the Northwest Territories provided data via manual forms. Photocopies of court documents with survey relevant information (e.g., information, Endorsement of Proceedings, etc.) were made and sent to CCJS. These documents were edited for completeness, accuracy and consistency. The information required for the survey was then data captured into electronic format. All provinces and territories including Manitoba and the Northwest Territories now provide data electronically.

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