Children Act 2001
18.— Unless the interests of society otherwise require and subject to this Part, any child who—
(a) has committed an offence, or
(b) has behaved anti-socially,
and who accepts responsibility for his or her criminal or anti-social behaviour shall be considered for admission to a diversion programme (in this Part referred to as the Programme) having the objective set out in section 19.]
Substituted (1.03.2007) by Criminal Justice Act 2006 (26/2006), s. 123, S.I. No. 65 of 2007.