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Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000

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  1. Introduction

  2. Summary

  3. The Act

    1. Explanatory Notes for the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act

  4. Background and Summary

    1. Part I: The New Services

      1. Chapter I: National Probation Service for England and Wales

      2. Chapter II : Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

    2. Part II: Protection of Children

      1. Indecency with Children Act 1960: Sections 39 and 40

      2. Indecent photographs of children: increase of maximum penalties: Section 41

    3. Part III: Dealing with Offenders

      1. Renaming certain community orders: Section 43, 44 and 45

      2. Electronic Monitoring: Sections 46, 50, 51, 52, 62, 63, and 65

      3. Drug Testing: Sections 47, 48, 49, 57, 58, 63, 64 and 70

      4. Breach of community orders: Sections 53, 54 and 55

      5. Final Warning Scheme: Section 56

      6. Abolition of sentences of detention in a young offender institution and custody for life: Sections 59 and 61

      7. Life sentences: tariffs: Section 60

      8. Sexual and violent offenders: Section 66, 67, 68, 69 and Schedule 5

    4. Part IV: General and Supplemental

      1. Access to driver licensing records: Section 71

      2. School attendance: Section 72

      3. Parenting orders: responsible officer: Section 73

  5. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part I: The New Services

      1. Chapter I: National Probation Service for England and Wales

        1. Sections 1 and 2: The New Service

        2. Section 3: Functions of the Secretary of State

        3. Section 4 and 5: Local administration of the service

        4. Section 6 and 7: The Inspectorate

        5. Section 8: Support Services - Powers to contract out

        6. Section 9: Approved premises

        7. Section 10: Default powers

      2. Chapter II : Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service ()

        1. Section 11: Establishment of

        2. Section 12: The principal functions of

        3. Section 13: Other powers of

        4. Section 14: Provision of staff or services to other organisations

        5. Section 15: Right to conduct litigation and right of audience

        6. Section 16: Cross-examination of officers of the Service

          1. Section17: Inspection

      3. Chapter III : General

        1. Section 18: Definitions

        2. Section 19: Property

        3. Sections 20 and 21: Transfer of staff and effect of transfer

        4. Section 22: Effect of transfer of chief probation officers

        5. Section 23: Transfer of staff in consequence of arrangements under Part I

        6. Section 24: Provision for the protection of children

        7. Section 25: Interpretation of Part I

    2. Part II: Protection of Children

      1. Sections 26 and 27: Meaning of “offence against a child”

      2. Sections 28, 29 and 30: Disqualification from working with children

      3. Section 31: Appeals

      4. Section 32: Review of disqualification

      5. Section 33: Conditions for application for review

      6. Section 34: Restoration of a disqualification order

      7. Sections 35 and 36: Work in regulated positions

      8. Section 37: Disqualification in Scotland or Northern Ireland

      9. Section 38: Rehabilitation of offenders

      10. Sections 39 and 40: Indecency with Children Act 1960

      11. Section 41: Indecent photographs of children: increase of maximum penalties

    3. Part III: Dealing with Offenders

      1. Chapter I: Renaming certain community orders, new community orders, breach of community order, miscellaneous.

        1. Sections 43, 44 and 45: Renaming certain community orders

        2. Section 46: Exclusion orders

        3. Section 47: Drug Abstinence Orders

        4. Section 48: Pre-sentence drug testing

        5. Section 49: Community Sentences: drug abstinence requirements

        6. Section 50: Community sentences: curfew requirements

        7. Section 51: Community sentences: exclusion requirements

        8. Section 52: Community sentences: electronic monitoring of requirements

        9. Section 53: Breach of community orders: warning and punishment

        10. Section 54: Breach of community orders: failure to answer summons

        11. Section 55: Regulation of community orders

      2. Chapter II: Miscellaneous

        1. Section 56: Reprimands and warnings

        2. Section 57: Testing persons in police detention

        3. Section 58: Right to bail: relevance of drug misuse

        4. Section 59: Remand Centres

        5. Section 60: Life sentences: tariffs

        6. Section 61: Abolition of sentences of detention in a young offender institution and custody for life

        7. Sections 62, 63 and 64: Conditions or requirements of release of prisoners – electronic monitoring and drug testing

        8. Section 65: Short-term prisoners: release subject to curfew conditions

        9. Section 66: Amendments of the Sex Offenders Act 1997

        10. Section 67: Arrangements for assessing risks posed by certain offenders

        11. Section 68: Interpretation of Section 67

        12. Section 69: Duties of local probation boards in connection with victims of certain offences

          1. Duties imposed by Section 69

            A.

            1. B:

              Application of Section 69

      3. Chapter III: Supplementary

        1. Section 70: Interpretation

    4. Part IV: General and Supplementary

      1. Chapter I: General

        1. Section 71: Access to driver licensing records

        2. Section 72: Failure to secure regular attendance at school: increase in penalty

        3. Section 73: Parenting orders: responsible officer

    5. Schedule 1: Local Probation Boards

    6. Schedule 2:

    7. Schedule 3: Transfer of Property

    8. Schedule 4: Meaning of “offence against a child”

    9. Schedule 5: Amendments of the Sex Offenders Act 1997

    10. Schedule 6: Trigger Offences

  6. Territorial Extent

  7. Commencement

  8. Hansard References

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