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Youth Court Orders – s283

Section 283 of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 sets out the disposition orders or responses that the Youth Court may make once a charge has been proved. The responses are set out in 'levels' according to the level of restrictiveness.

Under section 289, the court must impose the least restrictive outcome which is adequate in the circumstances.

There are seven groups of possible responses under section 283. The groups range from least restrictive to most restrictive. Each order listed within a group is of equal restrictiveness.

The full list is as follows: