Young people and going to court

Types of sentences for young people

There are many different types of sentences that a court can give a young person.

The type of sentence depends on the seriousness of the young person's crime and their circumstance. 

A court could do any of the following:

  • continue the young person's bail, which may include electronic monitoring, with or without supervision
  • order a young people attend a diversion program
  • let the young person go with a warning and no penalty
  • give the young person a fine
  • order the young people to do community work
  • put the young person on a good behaviour bond with or without supervision
  • release the young person under certain supervision conditions
  • order alternative detention, where the young person is released to home detention on strict restrictions, which may include electronic monitoring
  • order a young person go to a detention centre for a period of time
  • suspend their order to send a person to detention - which means a young person is released and may be on probation and under supervision.

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Last updated: 01 February 2016

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