FAQs Sentencing general - youth
Sentencing general – youth
- What is sentencing for?
- What are the different types of sentences?
What is sentencing for?
When sentencing an offender under 18 the court must have regard to:
- the principle aim of the youth justice system – the prevention of offending and re-offending of young offenders under 18
- the welfare of the offender
For more information go to Young people and sentencing.
What are the different types of sentences?
For offenders aged 10-17 the main sentences available are:
- referral orders
- youth rehabilitation orders
- custodial sentences
For more information go to Types of sentences for young people.