types of CUSTODIAL SENTENCES for young people
Courts have a range of different sentences they can give offenders aged 10-17. These include:
Young offenders can receive custodial sentences but they will only be imposed in the most serious cases. When they are given, they aim to provide training and education and rehabilitate the offender so they don’t reoffend. Sentences can be spent in secure children’s homes, secure training centres and young offender institutions.