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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 2.5. YOUTHS [1700 - 2106]

  ( Division 2.5 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 937. )
  

CHAPTER 1. The Youth Authority [1700 - 1915]

  ( Heading of Chapter 1 amended by Stats. 1943, Ch. 690. )
  

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions and Definitions [1700 - 1705]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 937. )

  
1700.  

The purpose of this chapter is to protect society from the consequences of criminal activity and to that purpose community restoration, victim restoration, and offender training and treatment shall be substituted for retributive punishment and shall be directed toward the rehabilitation of young persons who have committed public offenses.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 25, Sec. 54. (SB 94) Effective June 27, 2019.)