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A Practical Approach to Child Justice Act

A Practical Approach to the Child Justice Act provides a useful guide to navigating this important and sometimes contentious piece of legislation.

Publication Language: English
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409129328

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A Practical Approach to the Child Justice Act provides a useful guide to navigating this important and sometimes contentious piece of legislation.

The commentary integrates the legislation, regulations and forms, as well as relevant directives, standards and policies. The authors make extensive reference to case law explaining how the courts have interpreted the Child Justice Act. The language is clear and practical providing guidance to those who work with children. It is a must-have guide for probation officers, social workers, presiding officers, attorneys, child and youth care workers and students.

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Table of contents

The definitions, objects and guiding principles of the Child Justice Act

Application of the Act, criminal capacity of children under the age of 14 years and matters related to age

Written notice, summons and arrest

Release, detention and placement of child prior to sentencing

Assessment of children

Diversion in respect of minor offences

The preliminary inquiry

Diversion

Trial in child justice court

Sentencing

Legal representation

Appeals and automatic reviews

Records of conviction and sentence

General provisions

Schedules to the Child Justice Act

Department of Justice and Constitutional Develop- ment: Regulations to the Child Justice Act

Forms

Department of Police: National Instruction 2 of 2010: Children in Conflict with the Law

Department of Justice and Constitutional Develop- ment: Directives in terms of section 97(4) of the Child Justice Act 75 of 2008

Child Justice Act 75 of 2008: National Policy Framework

Reviewed Minimum Norms and Standards for Diversion

Department of Social Development: Minimum Norms and Standards for Diversion

Bibliography

Table of cases

Table of statutes

Index