Have Your Say On The Introduction Of The Youth Demerit Points System – Social Services and Community Committee

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The Social Services and Community Committee is calling for public submissions on the Oranga Tamariki (Youth Justice Demerit Points) Amendment Bill, which was referred to the committee on 21 July 2020.

This Member’s Bill would introduce a youth demerit point system based on the Justice Seriousness Scale, with weighted interventions at each offence. The bill aims to target offending before it becomes habitual, and ensure more intensive interventions to modify behaviour, if demerit points accumulate.

Tell the Social Services and Community Committee what you think

Make a submission on the bill. The closing date for submissions is Wednesday, 12 August 2020.

For more details about the bill:

· Read the full content of the bill

· What’s been said in Parliament about the bill?

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