oa Article 40 - Young sex offenders & the Child Justice Bill

Volume 10 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



The 2002 version of the Child Justice Bill did not discriminate between categories of offences in relation to diversion. It allowed for all children to be considered for diversion, irrespective of the seriousness of the offence committed. However, the 2007 version excludes certain children from diversion based on their offence category. One of those categories includes sexual offences.

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