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8H .         Referral of young persons at risk to juvenile justice teams

        (1)         A police officer is to refer a young person at risk to a juvenile justice team where appropriate under the Young Offenders Act 1994 in preference to charging the young person under this Act.

        (2)         In subsection (1) —

        young person at risk means an alleged offender who is a young person —

            (a)         to whom the police officer would have given a CIR, but for section 8G(1); or

            (b)         who has been given a CIR and has not completed a CIS within 28 days or any further time allowed under section 8L, unless —

                  (i)         the CIR has been withdrawn under section 8I; or

                  (ii)         the young person has elected to be prosecuted for the alleged offence in a court.

        [Section 8H inserted: No. 45 of 2010 s. 6.]

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