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14Third sector bodies involved in community justiceS

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(1)A third sector body is involved in community justice for the purposes of this Act if it—

(a)provides a service falling within subsection (2), or

(b)represents or promotes the interests of—

(i)persons mentioned in subsection (4), or

(ii)other persons who are or may be affected by community justice (see subsection (5)).

(2)A service falls within this subsection if the service—

(a)is provided to persons falling within section 1(3), (6) or (7) and involves managing or supporting them with a view to eliminating or reducing future offending by them, or

(b)is provided to persons who are being prepared for release, having been convicted of offences and sentenced to imprisonment or detention in penal institutions, and involves preparing them for that release.

(3)In subsection (2)(a), “supporting” has the same meaning as in section 1(1)(b).

(4)The persons referred to in subsection (1)(b)(i) are persons who—

(a)fall within section 1(3), (6) or (7), or

(b)are being prepared for release, having been convicted of offences and sentenced to imprisonment or detention in penal institutions.

(5)The persons referred to in subsection (1)(b)(ii) include, in particular—

(a)families of persons mentioned in subsection (4),

(b)victims and families of victims.

(6)In subsection (5)(b), “victims” means persons who are, or appear to be, victims of offences or alleged offences.

(7)A third sector body is involved in community justice in relation to the area of a local authority for the purposes of this Act if it does a thing mentioned in subsection (1) in, or in relation to, the area.

Commencement Information

I1S. 14(1)-(6) in force at Royal Assent, see s. 41(1)

I2S. 14(7) in force at 1.10.2016 by S.S.I. 2016/262, reg. 2, sch.

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