M.03.07 Under 18 years old female prisoners
Following 1 July 2019 changes to the [Oranga Tamariki Act 1989], young people under the age of 18 who offend are primarily managed in the Youth Justice jurisdiction. However, provisions remain which allow for a young person to be escalated to a Corrections facility should they be deemed an unmanageable
risk to other young people within a Youth Justice Residence.
Such young people are jointly managed by Oranga Tamariki and Corrections, and often require additional support and engagement to ensure they are managed in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development.