Young person arrested

Young people (12-18) sometimes get into mischief. That’s a fact. But sometimes they go too far and do things that are really not allowed by the law. This is called committing a criminal offence. There is a good chance that the police will arrest the young person. If an official report is made against a child for a criminal offence or if a young person is taken into custody, the police will inform the Guardianship Council.

In the case of minor offences, the police can decide to send young people aged between 12 and 18 to Halt. There they are given the opportunity to rectify their criminal behaviour and avoid getting a criminal record.

What happens after the arrest?