Gabriel Attal reiterates his bulletins on the toughening of juvenile justice | EUROtoday

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Above all, don’t give the impression of adjusting the message. While touring on Friday, May 24, in Valence, Prime Minister Gabriel Attal reiterated his bulletins made in April in Viry-Chatillon (Essonne) relating to juvenile justice. The tone is all the time a repressive flip of the screw. With, nonetheless, a serious distinction: the concept of ​​modifying (or eradicating) the minority excuse appears, for the second, to be placed on maintain. This precept states that minors see their sentence halved in comparison with that of adults. It is obligatory between 13 and 16 years outdated, judges can exclude it between 16 and 18 years outdated.

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An outdated sea serpent of the appropriate and the intense proper, returning to the minority excuse would upset many actors in juvenile justice. It is subsequently higher to watch out and to not annoy everybody from the beginning of the consultations. “There is no consensus on the question and its modalities”thus acknowledged Mr. Attal, who however stated that he needed ” move forward “ on the topic.

Friday morning, Mr. Attal – surrounded by Eric Dupond-Moretti, Minister of Justice, and Nicole Belloubet, Minister of Education, – insisted on his want to place in place “a form of immediate appearance” for minors aged 16 to 18, specifically “in cases of aggravated violence”, “when you are a repeat offender”. A reform he needs to see “voted before the end of the year”. “Some say that we should not tamper with the juvenile criminal justice code [CJPM, entré en vigueur en 2021]. It is true that the first assessment of the CJPM is positive. This reform made it possible to shorten judgment timeshe continued. But this should not prevent us from already looking at whether we need to complete, enrich, provide additional tools to magistrates. »

Another avenue put forward by the Prime Minister: place young delinquents in homes for “very short stays”. The aim is to “cut the young person away from bad associations” and permit “for the services to assess the situation”.

“Disconnected from reality”

For the second, this progress level isn’t any extra convincing than the primary avenues of labor talked about a month in the past. Kim Reuflet, president of the Magistrates' Union (SM, left) and former kids's choose, believes that these measures are solely “display”. “Regarding the quick look, there may be already a fast process offered for within the CJPM. And it has not been established that the immediacy of the judgment is a method of combating recidivism. What works is the long run. And what’s lacking are the means. » She retains : “We can already place minors in shelters. This is totally disconnected from actuality. »

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