Bill launches to ensure all crimes by young people dealt with by youth court

A bill has been launched in parliament to ensure young people who commit crimes before they turn 18 are always dealt with in the youth court and receive a youth sentence. The bill, which was due to have its second reading on 24 February, has been introduced by MP Rob Butler, a member of the House of Commons justice committee who formerly served on the Youth Justice Board.

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Written by Finley T.