Juvenile rehabilitation

Juvenile rehabilitation is a combination of supervison and guidance for young people aged 12 and older, who have been in contact with the police or school attendance officer before their 18th birthday and have been charged with an offence. For young adults aged 18 to 22, juvenile law can be applied as well, when this is needed in view of the young person's development. The young person is given customised guidance by a juvenile rehabilitation officer to prevent them from making the same mistakes again. Juvenile rehabilitation can be imposed by a judge of the juvenile court or by the public prosecutor. Juvenile rehabilitation can also be started voluntarily, initiated by the Child Protection Board.