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- Young Offender Assessment Panel (YOAP)


Joint Venture with the Correctional Services Department

Young Offender Assessment Panel
 
Service Description
The Young Offender Assessment Panel (YOAP) is a special board jointly set up by the Social Welfare Department (SWD) and the Correctional Services Department (CSD) to provide co-ordinated professional views to judges / magistrates on the most appropriate rehabilitation programme in the sentencing of young offenders.
   
Target Group
1. Male offenders aged 14 to under 25;
2. Female offenders aged 14 to under 21.
  
Content of Service  
  Upon receiving referrals from judges / magistrates, the YOAP members who are representatives from both departments will study all the SWD and CSD suitability reports and relevant materials on the cases. They will also interview each young offender, examine all viable treatment options for the young offender concerned and provide a recommendation on the most appropriate rehabilitation programme to judges / magistrates for reference on sentencing.
     
Requirement  
 
1. Suitability reports from both SWD and CSD have been / are being called for;
2. The young offender should be remanded in the custody of CSD so as to facilitate medical, mental and/or psychological assessment, and YOAP interview.
   
Enquiries
Address:     Room 735, 7/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
Telephone:  2892 5105
Fax.:            2572 3540
E-mail address : corenq@swd.gov.hk
Office hours :  Monday to Friday 8:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays)

 
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