Final warning

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The final warning was created by the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act as a way of dealing with offences committed by young people aged 10 to 17, provided that the offence is not so serious that it needs to go to court.

It was introduced in an effort to encourage young people to take responsibility for their criminal actions and to keep them from committing further offences and it replaced the old system of police cautions for young people.

A young person arrested for a further offence within two years will virtually always go to court.

The final warning:

  • aims to prevent re-offending by ensuring that the young person is made aware of the consequences and impact of criminal activity
  • aims to take into account the wishes and feelings of victims of crime
  • aims to find out the reason for the offence, and do something about the things in the young person's life which create a risk of further offending.

Youth offending teams have been set up in every local authority to work with police officers on final warnings to ensure that these aims are met and to prevent offending by children and young people.

The final warning is given on the understanding that the Youth Offending Service will work with the young offender and their parent/guardian to complete a short programme of intervention.

The final warning was created by the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act as a way of dealing with offences committed by young people aged 10 to 17, provided that the offence is not so serious that it needs to go to court.

 

It was introduced in an effort to encourage young people to take responsibility for their criminal actions and to keep them from committing further offences and it replaced the old system of police cautions for young people.


A young person arrested for a further offence within two years will virtually always go to court.

 

The final warning:

  • aims to prevent re-offending by ensuring that the young person is made aware of the consequences and impact of criminal activity
  • aims to take into account the wishes and feelings of victims of crime
  • aims to find out the reason for the offence, and do something about the things in the young person's life which create a risk of further offending.

 

Youth offending teams have been set up in every local authority to work with police officers on final warnings to ensure that these aims are met and to prevent offending by children and young people.


The final warning is given on the understanding that the Youth Offending Service will work with the young offender and their parent/guardian to complete a short programme of intervention.

B My Voice

B My Voice is the website for young people in Brent - find activities, events and advice for you! www.bmyvoice.org.uk