Youth justice expert
On Friday Statistics Canada releases a report on youth crime in Canada. Nick Bala, Queen’s University expert in family law is available to discuss recent trends in police-reported crimes committed by young people aged 12 to 17.
He is also able to explain the Youth Criminal Justice Act and discuss the period following its implementation in 2003.
Dr. Bala is currently conducting research with child psychologists related to child witnesses, and with criminologists on youth justice issues. He is involved with the National Judicial Institute in judicial education planning and programming on child witness issues and high conflict divorces and domestic violence issues.
NOTE: Dr. Bala is available for interviews on Friday between 10 and 11:45 am and 1:45 and 5 pm.
To arrange an interview with Dr. Bala, please contact Communications Assistants Molly Kehoe, firstname.lastname@example.org, 613.533.2877, or Alissa Clark, email@example.com, 613.533.6000 ext 77513, Queen’s News & Media Services.