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The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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Requirements as to activities etc.

2.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, a probation order may require the offender—

(a)to present himself to a person or persons specified in the order at a place or places so specified;

(b)to participate or refrain from participating in activities specified in the order—

(i)on a day or days so specified; or

(ii)during the probation period or such portion of it as may be so specified.

(2) A court shall not include in a probation order a requirement such as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) unless—

(a)it has consulted a probation officer; and

(b)it is satisfied that it is feasible to secure compliance with the requirement.

(3) A court shall not include a requirement such as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(a) or a requirement to participate in activities if it would involve the co-operation of a person other than the offender and the probation officer responsible for his supervision, unless that other person consents to its inclusion.

(4) A requirement such as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(a) shall operate to require the offender—

(a)in accordance with instructions given by the probation officer responsible for his supervision, to present himself at a place or places for not more than 60 days in the aggregate; and

(b)while at any place, to comply with instructions given by, or under the authority of, the person in charge of that place.

(5) A place specified in an order shall have been approved by the Probation Board as providing facilities suitable for persons subject to probation orders.

(6) A requirement to participate in activities shall operate to require the offender—

(a)in accordance with instructions given by the probation officer responsible for his supervision, to participate in activities for not more than 60 days in the aggregate; and

(b)while participating, to comply with instructions given by, or under the authority of, the person in charge of the activities.

(7) Instructions given by a probation officer under sub-paragraph (4) or (6) shall, as far as practicable, be such as to avoid any interference with the times, if any, at which the offender normally works or attends a school or other educational establishment.

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