- admitted the offence;
- consented to a caution or YJC;
- committed an offence for which a caution or YJC can be given;
- and, is entitled to a caution or YJC.
The NSW Police Force Youth Strategy was recently launched and embraces three key priority areas—prevention, intervention and partnership. A number of priorities under these areas have been identified, including:
- Preventing youth offending and re-offending
- Protecting the vulnerable
- Disrupting youth crime cycles through early intervention
- Strengthening youth and community engagement
- Demonstrating strong commitment to agency collaboration, and
- Enhancing internal capabilities.
Specialist Youth Officers
Specialist Youth Officers provide advice to police, young people and parents; make determinations for juvenile matters and verify juvenile charges in accordance with the Young Offenders Act.
PCYC - Police Citizens Youth Clubs
Our Police work to prevent and reduce crime by and against young people.They case manage young offenders and work closely with youth at risk to get them heading in the right direction - away from crime. Many of our Police Officers have individual tailored programs for young people at their clubs- log onto your local club site to see how Police are working with youth in your area!