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Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

Section 4:  Meaning of “the responsible officer”

176.This section defines who the responsible officer is in relation to a YRO. Under subsection (1), where the order only imposes a curfew requirement or exclusion requirement together with an electronic monitoring requirement, the responsible officer will be the person responsible for the electronic monitoring. In a case where the only requirement is an attendance centre requirement the responsible officer will be the officer in charge of the attendance centre. In any other case the responsible officer will be a member of a youth offending team or an officer of a local probation board or an officer of a provider of probation services. Subsection (3) gives the Secretary of State order-making powers (subject to the affirmative resolution procedure) to amend subsections (1) and (2) and, where necessary or expedient, make any consequential changes as a result to other provisions of Part 1 of this Act or Chapter 1 of Part 12 of the 2003 Act (general provisions about sentencing). Subsection (4) provides that such an order may provide for the court to decide in individual cases which description of “responsible officer” is to apply. Any such order is subject to the affirmative resolution procedure

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