Do I need to justify a risk of involvement in the Criminal Justice System when referring someone to the Programme?

No, it’s enough for you to believe this might be the case.  But it’s helpful for us to know if there are indicators eg displaying antisocial behaviour or at risk of being exploited.  

The Programme provider who receives the referral will consider the young person’s risk of engagement with the Criminal Justice System when assessing their suitability for the Programme, using adverse community environments and evidence of antisocial behaviour as indicators.  And the decision on this aspect of eligibility will be at the provider’s discretion. 

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