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Deferment of Prosecution

The other option for diversion for prosecutors is that of deferring prosecution under the condition that the suspected juvenile offender performs certain actions to remove the harmful consequences of the criminal offense. These tasks include repairing or compensating for any damage caused, paying a contribution to a public fund, a charity institution or the compensation fund for victims of crimiTable 19.11. Number of juvenile cases referred to deferment and success rate, 2005-2014

Referred cases

Success rate (%)

Year

Number

% of all cases

2005

360

10.33

60.5

2006

417

12.10

55.9

2007

332

10.19

70.5

2008

317

10.05

72.6

2009

284

8.94

79.2

2010

286

8.71

63.6

2011

264

10.63

67.8

2012

235

7.76

68.9

2013

169

5.76

62.7

2014

186

7.17

69.3

(Source: Office of the State Prosecutor General)

nal offenses, or performing community service. If the suspected youth fulfils the obligation undertaken within a period of 6 months, the criminal complaint is dismissed.

The success rate of such procedures has been rather good (see Table 19.11) and the measure has been used more frequently than mediation. Additionally, it is less budget related than mediation, hence it has not seen the same downfall in recent years.

 
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