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Youth Justice

young people

Youth Justice very broadly describes the range of practices and procedures for dealing with young people involved in or at risk of being involved in offending - at the heart of which is the Children's Hearing System.

Historically youth justice has been about young people between the ages of 8 and 16, and although there is still a focus on this age range it is recognised that there is a need to start preventative work much earlier, and provide sustained support all the way through to the transition to adulthood.

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