Criminal Justice Act 2006
Substitution of section 18 of Act of 2001.
123.— The following section is substituted for section 18 of the Act of 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.”.