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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

Youth Justice

Section 98: Aims of youth justice system

This section inserts new wording in Section 53(3) of the Justice (NI) Act 2002, which compels all those working in the youth justice system to take account of the best interests of the children with whom they are working as a primary consideration.

Section 99: Amendment to section 10 of the Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2013

This section deletes sub-section 10.5 of the Criminal Justice Act (NI) 2013 and amends sub-sections (6) and (7) to only such extent as to maintain the integrity of the Section.

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