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What does YOA stand for?

YOA stands for Young Offenders Act

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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.
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.
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.
The complaints about the Young Offenders Act reached the ears of Justice Minister Allan Rock, and, in 1995, he toughened it up.