IPJJ - Interagency Panel on Juvenile Justice

Glossary

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Sentence

A competent authority passes a sentence when - notwithstanding any right of appeal - it makes a final decision about a child's case and rules that the child shall be subject to certain measures.

Status offence

A status offence is an act or behaviour that is only punishable if the person committing it is aged under eighteen, or is believed to be aged under eighteen.