Following the outline of the processes by which children and young people come to court (arrest and police bail or summons) in Chapter 2, this chapter considers subsequent court hearings, the decision to remand a child or young person to local authority accommodation or on bail, and the role of the YOT in writing PSRs. Chapter 4 then outlines the sentences available to the court after a finding of guilt. The operation of the courts is governed by the Criminal Procedure Rules (issued and regularly updated by the MoJ (MoJ, undated)), which guide criminal case management, outline the explicit powers and responsibilities of courts in active case management and aim to reduce the numbers of ineffective hearings in courts.
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