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The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

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Youth justice

Youth justice system

16.—(1) In Article 13 of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (NI 9) for paragraph (1) substitute—

(1) Where the court decides not to release a child as mentioned in Article 12(1), it shall give reasons for doing so in open court and—

(a)if the child has not attained the age of 17, shall (subject to paragraph (1A)) make an order committing him to a juvenile justice centre; and

(b)if the child has attained the age of 17, shall (subject to paragraph (1B)) make an order committing him to a young offenders centre)..

(2) In each of the following provisions for “17” substitute “18”—

(a)Article 21A(3) of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (NI 24) (pre-sentence report for offender under 17 to be given to parent or guardian);

(b)Article 8(6) of the Anti-social Behaviour (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 (NI 12) (reporting restrictions in cases involving persons under 17).

Giving of copies of orders under Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998

17.  In each of the following provisions of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (NI 9)

(a)Article 36D(4) (giving of copy of reparation order);

(b)Article 36I(3) (giving of copy of community responsibility order);

(c)Article 36K(6) (giving of copy of youth conference order),

for “immediately” substitute “as soon as is practicable”.

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