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MPs told police wait for child offenders to turn 14

By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, April 21 NZPA - Police wait to deal with child offenders until they turn 14 because they prefer Youth Court processes to those in the Family Court, MPs were told today.

Youths who attack think they are above the law: Collins

Youths who attack think they are above the law: Collins
Wellington, March 28 NZPA - Youths are attacking police officers because they believe their age protects them from the law, Police Minister Judith Collins said today

Youth Court Gets New Powers To Deal With Serious Offenders

Youth Court Gets New Powers To Deal With Serious Offenders
Wellington, Feb 25 NZPA - The Youth Court has been given new sentencing options for serious young offenders under legislation passed by Parliament today.

Youth Court Orders To Help Reduce Re-Offending

Youth Court Orders To Help Reduce Re-Offending
Wellington, Feb 15 NZPA - A study into Youth Court supervision orders has found they can be effective in reducing repeat offending.

Anti-Smacking Law Bradford's Legacy

Anti-Smacking Law Bradford's Legacy
Wellington, Oct 28 NZPA - Green MP Sue Bradford, who gave her valedictory speech today, spent 10 years in Parliament but the public will remember her for one thing: being the driving force behind the so-called "anti-smacking" law.

Anti-smacking Law Bradford's Legacy

Anti-smacking Law Bradford's Legacy
Wellington, Sept 25 NZPA - Green MP Sue Bradford has spent 10 years in Parliament but the public will remember her for one thing: being the driving force behind the so-called "anti-smacking" law.

Boot Camp Details Outlined, 40 Places Created

Boot Camp Details Outlined, 40 Places Created
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, Aug 26 NZPA - The Government has announced 40 places in controversial military-style boot camps will be available to deal with serious young offenders.

Law Commission Reopens Drinking Age Debate

Law Commission Reopens Drinking Age Debate
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, July 30 NZPA - The Law Commission wants to reopen the argument around the legal age young people can buy alcohol and it is urging the Government to show leadership and not allow conscience votes on the issue.

Submittors Look To Take The Edge Of "Boot Camp" Bill

Submittors Look To Take The Edge Of "Boot Camp" Bill
Wellington, May 27 NZPA - Early intervention, rather than severe response, is needed to tackle youth crime, submitters to the so-called "boot camp bill" said today.

Youth Offending Down In General, Violent Apprehensions Up

Wellington, May 22 NZPA - While politicians, lawyers and social workers battle about sending youth offenders to military style boot camps, new statistics show child and youth offending has decreased.

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