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Youth Courts in United Kingdom

This area of law includes topics such as Youth behaviour order changes; DVPOs (domestic violence protection notices); Criminal procedure rule changes and development of case management practice – new form, disclosure review, special measures, ground rules; Remands; Cautions, restorative justice; Separation from adult courts; Youth gang injunctions; Sentencing council allocation guidelines where youth charged with adult; Breach of YROs (youth rehabilitation orders); Fines, victim surcharge criminal courts charge; Committal for sentence; and Referral orders. For additional information, examine the following cross-references and information on this UK legal encyclopedia: Maximum fines, Sentencing orders, Sentencing Council (Sentencing Children and Young People), Justices’ Clerks’ Society guidance on breach of YRO, Allocation (Sending for Trial and Committal for Sentence), Magistrates’ Courts (Children and Young Persons) Rules 1992 (SI 1992 No 2071), The Justices of the Peace Rules 2016 (Extracts relevant to Youth Courts), Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 (Current as at April 2017), and Sentence Rehabilitation Periods for under 18 years old.

Youth Courts in North Ireland

Youth Courts are specially constituted courts of summary jurisdiction composed of a District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) and two Lay Magistrates (of whom at least one must be a woman) which deal with criminal matters in relation to children.


  • Prosecution and the constitution of the court
  • Attendance at court
  • The Youth Court in relation to the Human Rights Act
  • Venue of proceedings
  • The Youth Court hearing
  • Adjournments
  • Remands
  • Referral orders
  • Deferment of sentence
  • Discharges
  • Reparation orders
  • Financial orders
  • Youth rehabilitation orders
  • Custodial orders
  • Breach of youth rehabilitation orders and reparation orders
  • Revocation of youth rehabilitation orders and reparation orders
  • Amendment of youth rehabilitation orders and reparation orders
  • Sexual Offences in the Youth Court
  • Additional powers in the Youth Court
  • Ancillary orders in the Youth Court
  • Common problems in the Youth Court
  • Criminal behaviour orders  in the Youth Court
  • Anti-social behaviour injunctions  in the Youth Court
  • Youth anti-gang injunctions in the Youth Court
  • The mentally disordered juvenile
  • Appeals

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  • Article Name: Youth Courts
  • Author: Agnes Murphy
  • Description: Youth Courts in North Ireland Youth Courts are specially constituted courts of summary jurisdiction composed of a District [...]

This entry was last updated: November 3, 2017

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