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Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000

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188.The provisions of this Act come into effect as follows:

  • Sections 26 to 38 and Schedule 4 on preventing unsuitable people working with children are planned to come into effect as soon as possible after Royal Assent. Section 60 on lifer tariffs will come into effect on Royal Assent.

  • Section 71 on driver information, Section 65 on Home Detention Curfew, Section 56 on final warnings and reprimands, Section 72 failure to secure regular attendance at school and Section 73 on parenting orders are planned to come into effect two months after Royal Assent. Sections 39 and 40 on indecency with children and Section 41 on child pornography are planned to come into effect within three months after Royal Assent.

  • Sections 1 to 25 and Schedules 1 to 3 on the National Probation Service, and the Children and Family Court Support and Advisory Service, Section 54 on breach of community orders and Section 55 on regulation of community orders are all planned to commence on 1st April 2000. Sections 67 to 69 relating to sexual or violent offenders will not be implemented before 1st April 2001. Section 66 and Schedule 5 will be implemented incrementally during 2001.

  • The measures on drug testing and electronic monitoring in Sections 46 to 52, 57, 58, 62 to 64 and Schedule 6 are due to be piloted and trials are likely to commence from May 2000.

  • The measures in Sections 59 and 61 on abolition of Detention in a Young Offenders Institution and Section 53 on enforcement will be implemented later.

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