Imposition and implementation of the social conduct order for juvenile offenders

Imposition and implementation of the social conduct order for juvenile offenders

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Summary

The Social Conduct Order is a custodial measure for juvenile offenders who have committed a serious crime or repeated criminal offences and who have psychological problems that require outpatient treatment. The measure is intended to stimulate treatment by substituting the Social Conduct Order with detention if the juvenile in question does not cooperate. The measure was introduced in 2008, but is applied far less frequently than was originally expected, amounting to less than 1% of all sanctions for delinquents per annum.
The study questions were:

  1. How often is a Social Conduct Order recommended, required and applied, and for what reasons is advice given by the Child Care Protection Board adopted – or not adopted – by the Public Prosecution Service and the Judiciary?
  2. What does the Social Conduct Order involve?

Publication data

Author(s):
Plaisier, J., Knijnenberg, M., Pollaert, H., Straaten, I. van
Organization(s):
Impact R&D , WODC
Place of publication:
Amsterdam
Publisher:
Impact R&D
Year of publication:
2016

Order information

Address:
Impact R&D
Phone:
06-21712817
E-mailaddress:
info@mpct.eu
Website:
www.mpct.eu