Records are kept of appearances before the Youth Court and the court can receive information regarding the number of times a youth has attended a formal police caution, family conference and any previous court appearances. Contrary to popular belief, convictions in the Youth Court remain on record and if the offender is later found guilty of an offence in an adult court, those convictions as a child can be taken into consideration at the time of sentencing, see COURT - CRIMINAL MATTERS, Effects of Criminal Convictions.
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