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Pre-court diversionary options

Options Governing Legislation
ACT
  • Warnings
  • Conferencing
  • Children and Young People Act, s 81(3)(k)
  • Australian Federal Police Conferencing Program
NSW
  • Warnings
  • Cautions
  • Youth justice conferences
  • Young Offenders Act, Part 3
  • Young Offenders Act, Part 4
  • Young Offenders Act, Part 5
NT
  • Warning - verbal or written
  • Formal Caution
  • Formal diversion program
    • Conferencing
    • Drug abuse program
    • Community program
    • Police Administration Act, s 120H
    • Northern Territory Police Juvenile Diversion Division
    Qld
    • Cautions
    • Community conferences
    • Juvenile Justice Act, Part 1C
    SA
    • Informal cautions
    • Formal caution
    • Family conferences
    • Young Offenders Act, s 6-12
    Tas
    • Information caution
    • Formal caution*
    • Community conference
    Youth Justice Act, s 8
    Youth Justice Act, s 10-12
    Youth Justice Act, Part 2 Division 3
    Vic
    • Warnings
    • Cautions
    • Juvenile Justice Group Conferencing Program
    • No legislative framework for diversionary procedures
    WA
    • Cautions - verbal or written
    • Referral to Juvenile Justice Team
    • Young Offenders Act, Part 5
    * may be given by Aboriginal elder or community representative where appropriate

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