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July 2004 Archives (News & Press Releases)

6th July 2004

McDowell's plans to fine children "not in the best interests of young people"

Irish Juvenile Justice Alliance calls upon Government to end gimmicks and fulfil its commitments under the Children Act, 2001 Read more

7th July 2004

Juvenile Justice Alliance welcomes commitment against fines for children: Department of Justice confirms Minister's plans now off the table

The Irish Juvenile Justice Alliance has welcomed an announcement from the Department of Justice that provisions for imposing fixed penalties of up to €400 on children and young people charged with minor offences will not form part of the new Criminal Justice Bill. Read more