Youth Rights

Youth Rights

The Director of Youth Protection (DYP) intervenes in your family environment. The DYP intervenes to put an end to and prevent the recurrence of a situation in which the security or development of the child is in danger. In case of emergency, the DYP can apply immediate protective measures. Afterwards, the DYP must determine the measures to protect the child: An agreement on interim measures may be signed with the family or the question can be submitted to the court. This process ends when the security or development of the child is no longer compromised.

Your minor child has been arrested. A police officer may arrest your teenager without a warrant, especially if he considers that the situation is dangerous. At the time of his arrest, the teenager will have to identify himself and will be informed of his/her rights by the police officer. Once at the police station, he/she will undergo a search, his/her personal belongings will be taken, he/she will be brought before a DYP delegate and will appear before a judge within 24 hours after his/her arrest.

Here is a summary of some our fields of expertise :

  • Youth Protection
  • Young Offenders
  • Youth Rights