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Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999

Section 12: Final meeting

67.Section 12 provides for the youth offender panel to call a final meeting before the end of the period specified by the referral order in order to review the young offender’s overall compliance with the agreed contract.

68.If the youth offender panel is satisfied that the contract is being successfully completed the order will be discharged as from the end of the period. If the panel is not so satisfied, the young offender will be referred back to court for re-sentencing (as to which see Schedule 1). The young offender must be provided with the panel’s decision in writing.

69.If the young offender is unable to attend the final panel meeting but has otherwise satisfactorily complied with the terms of the contract, the youth offender panel may discharge the order in his absence.

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