Criminal Justice Act 2006

123

Substitution of section 18 of Act of 2001.

123.— The following section is substituted for section 18 of the Act of 2001:

“Principle.

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.”.