Youth offending - bail
While a young person is subject to continuing court proceedings, the court may decide that some controls should be placed on the person's behaviour, through the imposition of Bail Conditions. These may be simply the standard Bail Conditions which require the accused person to:
- Turn up for all the court hearings in the case (unless excused attendance)
- Not commit another offence while on bail
- Not interfere with witnesses or obstruct the course of justice
- Make themselves available for any reports the court has ordered
There is a range of more demanding conditions that can be added, including bail curfews, and restriction from certain addresses or areas.
In some cases, the court may impose a condition of Bail Supervision, which is normally imposed only after the Court Social Worker has assessed the suitability of this option. This will require the person on Bail to report to a Social Worker two or more times a week. (new window)