Modifications etc. (not altering text)
16A(1)The appropriate court may, on the application of the offender or the responsible officer, amend a youth rehabilitation order by substituting a later date for that specified under paragraph 32(1) of Schedule 1.E+W
(2)A date substituted under sub-paragraph (1)—
(a)may not fall outside the period of six months beginning with the date previously specified under paragraph 32(1) of Schedule 1;
(b)subject to that, may fall more than three years after the date on which the order took effect.
(3)The power under sub-paragraph (1) may not be exercised in relation to an order if it has previously been exercised in relation to that order.
(4)A date substituted under sub-paragraph (1) is to be treated as having been specified in relation to the order under paragraph 32(1) of Schedule 1.
(5)In this paragraph “the appropriate court” means—
(a)if the order was made by a youth court or other magistrates' court, or was made by the Crown Court and contains a direction under paragraph 36 of Schedule 1, the court determined under sub-paragraph (6), and
(b)if the order was made by the Crown Court and does not contain a direction under paragraph 36 of Schedule 1, the Crown Court.
(6)The court referred to in sub-paragraph (5)(a) is—
(a)if the offender is aged under 18 when the application is made, a youth court acting in the local justice area specified in the youth rehabilitation order, and
(b)if the offender is aged 18 or over at that time, a magistrates' court (other than a youth court) acting in that local justice area.]