In January, a 16-year-old youth was found guilty of aggravated assault and several weapons offences in connection with the same incident but cannot be named under the Young Offenders Act.
What does YOA stand for?
YOA stands for Young Offenders Act
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- Military and Government
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We have 8 other meanings of YOA in our Acronym Attic
- Young Offender (Ontario)
- Young Ones (Naturistische Activiteiten Vereniging)
- Youth Orchestra (various locations)
- Youthful Offender
- Lockheed Q-Star single engine observation aircraft/sail plane
- Yield from Oxygen
- Yachiyo of America, Inc. (Columbus, OH)
- Year of Assessment (taxation)
- Years of Age
- Youth for Africa
- Youth of America
- Youth Orchestra of the Americas (Arlington, VA)
- Yukon Orienteering Association (Canada)
- Yukon Outfitters Association (Canada)
- Yesterday Once Again Australia (Narellan, Australia)
- Youth Opportunities Advisory Board (Youth Opportunities Program, Boulder, Colorado)
- Yeovil Olympiads Athletic Club (est. 1969; UK)
- Yayasan Onkologi Anak Indonesia (Indonesian oncology foundation)
- Young Offender Assessment Panel (Hong Kong)
Samples in periodicals archive:
So it was replaced by the Young Offenders Act which called for efforts to address the underlying causes of crime by young people and for multidisciplinary approaches to responding to children and youth at risk of committing offences.
A little old time hang 'em high justice will protect us from the little thieves, but the Young Offenders Act prevents us from doing anything to these little "Oliver Twists.
No matter what Reformers have tried in the House, the defence of marriage, reinstating the child pornography law, or repairing the Young Offenders Act, the Conservatives have always condemned it as populist, fundamentalist grandstanding," he adds.
It was preceded by a number of major debates that called for a replacement of the former Young Offenders Act (YOA, 1984).
The act was passed through Parliament in February to replace the Young Offenders Act.
Ted Byfield also reports that the Convention is being used to argue against any further toughening of the Young Offenders Act.
The complaints about the Young Offenders Act reached the ears of Justice Minister Allan Rock, and, in 1995, he toughened it up.