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What types of cases and issues are handled by the Youth Court?

The Youth Court, or the Juvenile Justice Division of the State Courts, deals with cases and issues involving: Beyond Parental Control (“BPC”) cases Juvenile Arrest Cases (“JAC”) Care & Protection […]

Posted on 3 April 2019

What types of offenders are handled by the Youth Court?

Only a child, juvenile or young person (age to be determined at the date of commencement of the hearing of the charge) may be brought before the Youth Court to […]

Posted on 2 April 2019

What is Family Conferencing in a Juvenile Court case?

Under s45 of the Children and Young Persons Act (CYPA), the Youth Court Magistrate may order that a Family conference be convened to deal with an offender found guilty of […]

Posted on 1 April 2019

What types of punishment can the Youth Court impose?

The Youth Court has the power to use the following options to deal with a juvenile offender upon a finding of guilt under s44 of the CYPA: Discharge the offender […]

Posted on 29 March 2019

How are Juvenile Crimes and Offences handled in Court?

A “juvenile” in Singapore is defined as a person between 7 years and 16 years of age.The Youth Court (formerly known as the Juvenile Court) handles Juvenile Arrest Cases (JAC) […]

Posted on 28 March 2019

What are some less frequently asked questions about spent criminal rec...

Are there exceptions where the criminal records are relevant even when spent? The criminal records that can become spent are those of minor offences. However, there may be some sensitive […]

Posted on 27 March 2019
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