New Zealand Police v NN [2019] NZYC 509

Published 17 February 2020

Early release hearing — youth offending — assault with intent to injure — driving offences — domestic violence — supervision with residence — supervision plan. This early release hearing was to determine whether the young person should be released from supervision with residence and transitioned back into the community under supervision. He had been sentenced six weeks earlier for a raft of charges including assault, assault with intent to injure and driving offences. The Judge had reviewed reports from a social worker and the youth justice residence and was pleased with the young person's hard work. The young person had obtained a forklift licence, had not absconded and had behaved well. There had been a minor incident which was addressed by the young person completing problem solving programmes to get skills to deal appropriately with situations where he had become angry. The Judge was satisfied that early release was appropriate. The young person was to be under supervision for nine months and have access to community support services. Judgment Date: 22 October 2019. * * * Note: names have been changed to comply with legal requirements. * * *