Clause 53

Part of Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 1:30 pm ar 22 Tachwedd 2007.

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Photo of David Burrowes David Burrowes Shadow Minister (Justice) 1:30, 22 Tachwedd 2007

Another method at the court’s disposal for young offenders is the referral order. It is unique to young people and is not available to adults. It gives the courts the opportunity to divert the young offender from the criminal justice system. The advantage of the referral order is that the offender goes to court and, in that publicly accountable way, justice is seen to be done by the victim and the public—and by the offenders themselves. The referral order also has available a package that allows the direct involvement of the young offender team and other agencies, allowing them to provide the restorative and rehabilitative approach that would be put in place by the youth conditional caution but not in the formal way provided by the referral order.