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YOUNG OFFENDERS ACT 1997

- As at 15 January 2016
- Act 54 of 1997

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

   1.      Name of Act
   2.      Commencement
   3.      Objects of Act
   4.      Definitions
   5.      Meaning of “victim”
   6.      Notes

   PART 2 - GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF SCHEME

   7.      Principles of scheme
   7A.     Persons in relation to whom Act applies
   8.      Offences covered by Act
   9.      Procedures under scheme
   10.     Admission of offences
   11.     Relationship with other legislation
   12.     Relationship with other procedures

   PART 3 - WARNINGS

   13.     Offences for which warnings may be given
   14.     Entitlement to be dealt with by warning
   15.     Giving of warnings
   16.     Explanation of warnings
   16A.    Parents of child may be notified of warning
   17.     Records of warnings

   PART 4 - CAUTIONS

           Division 1 - Cautions by persons other than courts

   18.     Offences for which cautions may be given
   19.     Conditions required to be able to give caution
   20.     Entitlement to be dealt with by caution
   21.     Determination by investigating official
   22.     Explanations to children
   23.     Referrals for cautions
   24.     Notice of caution
   24A.    Written statements from victims
   25.     Right not to proceed
   26.     Place and time of cautions
   27.     Persons who may give cautions
   28.     Persons who may accompany child
   29.     Giving of cautions
   30.     Caution notice

           Division 2 - Cautions by courts

   31.     Cautions by courts

           Division 3 - Cautions generally

   32.     Further proceedings
   33.     Records of cautions
   33A.    Destruction of finger prints, palm prints and photographs

   PART 5 - YOUTH JUSTICE CONFERENCES

           Division 1 - Preliminary

   34.     Principles and purposes of conferencing
   35.     Offences for which conferences may be held
   36.     Conditions required to be met before conference may be held
   37.     Entitlement to be dealt with by conference
   38.     Determinations by specialist youth officers
   39.     Explanations to children
   40.     Referrals for conferences by DPP and courts
   41.     Conference administrator may refer matters to DPP

           Division 2 - Conferences

   42.     Appointment of conference convenor
   43.     Time limit for holding conferences
   44.     Right not to proceed
   45.     Preparation for conferences
   46.     Location of conferences
   47.     Participants in conferences
   48.     Conduct of conferences
   49.     Guidelines for conduct of conferences
   50.     Representation at conferences
   51.     Non-attendance at conferences
   52.     Outcomes of conferences
   53.     Failure of conference to reach decision
   54.     Matters referred by courts
   55.     Reconvening of conferences
   56.     Satisfactory completion of outcome plans
   57.     Additional provisions relating to completion and non-completion of outcome plans
   58.     Further proceedings
   59.     Records of conferences

           Division 3 - Co-ordination of conferences

   60.     Conference convenors
   61.     Conference administrators

   PART 6 - MISCELLANEOUS

   62.     Act binds Crown
   62A.    Delegation of Secretary’s functions
   63.     Proceedings for offences
   64.     Continuation or commencement of proceedings
   65.     Publication and broadcasting of names
   66.     Disclosure of records
   67.     Certain statements inadmissible
   68.     Interventions not to be disclosed as criminal history
   69.     Investigating officials may act on other matters
   70.     (Repealed)
   71.     Giving of notices
   72.     Liability of officers under Act
   73.     Regulations
   74.     (Repealed)
   75.     Savings and transitional provisions
   76.     Review of Act
           SCHEDULE 1
           Schedule 2 (Repealed)
           SCHEDULE 3


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