When young people first get into trouble, behave anti-socially or commit minor offences, they can usually be dealt with, by the police and local authority, outside of the court system, using a variety of formal and informal measures. This is to stop young people getting drawn into the youth justice system too early, while still offering them the help and support they need to stop offending.
All the out-of-court measures and court sentences you can get in the youth justice system, at every stage are listed below. Click on the links to find out what they involve.
- Community Justice Panels (CJPs)
- Out Of Court Disposals (OOCD) including Community Resolutions, Youth Cautions and Youth Conditional Cautions. For more information about how these are dealt with in Sheffield, click on the link at the bottom of this page.
Anti-social behaviour measures
- Acceptable Behaviour Contract (ABC) - a voluntary agreement between an individual and the police and/or council
- Injunctions for anti-social behaviour
- Criminal Behaviour Orders (CBOs)
- Youth Rehabilitation Order (YRO)
- Referral Order
- Reparation Order
- Fine or Compensation Order
- Conditional Discharge
- Absolute Discharge
Sentences to custody (prison)
- Detention and Training Order
- "Section 91" long-term determinate sentence
- "Section 226" indeterminate sentence for public protection
- Detention at Her Majesty's pleasure