(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 —
whom the police officer would have given a CIR, but for section 8G(1); or
has been given a CIR and has not completed a CIS within 28 days or any further
time allowed under section 8L, unless —
the CIR has been withdrawn under section 8I; or
the young person has elected to be prosecuted for the
alleged offence in a court.
[Section 8H inserted: No. 45 of 2010 s. 6.]