Eric Ciotti wants military supervision for juvenile delinquents

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INDISCRET – LR MP Eric Ciotti has written to Guardian of Seals Eric Dupont-Moretti to reactivate a 2011 law establishing a “citizen service” for juvenile offenders.

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INDISCRET – LR MP Eric Ciotti has written to Guardian of Seals Eric Dupont-Moretti to reactivate a 2011 law establishing a “citizen service” for juvenile offenders.


Author in 2011 of a law establishing a “citizen service” for juvenile delinquents, with military-type supervision, Eric Ciotti wrote to the Minister of Justice Eric Dupond-Moretti to ask him to reactivate this device, at the shutdown lack of funding. In his letter, the LR deputy for Alpes-Maritimes is worried about the increase in violence by minors, while several of them were recently killed in clashes between gangs. “In 2020, 357 fights between gangs” were recorded, against 288 the previous year, he emphasizes. And the trend was already on the rise in previous years. Therefore, he asks the Minister of Justice to “take strong measures”.

The 2011 law on the establishment of a citizen service for juvenile delinquents allowed, after their conviction, to place them in an integration establishment with military supervision. Minors over 16 had to perform a “citizen service” for 6 to 12 months. “Unfortunately this law has never seen real application because of the opposition to this device of the Keeper of the Seals of the time, Christiane Taubira”, writes Ciotti. According to a 2013 parliamentary report, this system “came to a sudden halt at the end of 2012, due to lack of funding”.

Another measure proposed: the abolition of family allowances for the parents of absentee children

But Eric Dupond-Moretti took up the idea on his own on July 20 during a hearing before the National Assembly’s Law Commission. “I prefer that (a teenager) idolizes a soldier rather than a radical Islamist or a kingpin”, he explained at the time, considering “trying to do something in this direction”. “I subscribe of course to this approach which I am delighted with,” Eric Ciotti wrote to him.

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Faced with juvenile delinquency, MP LR also advocates the abolition or suspension of family allowances for the parents of absentee children. A proposal that was the subject of a law in 2010, repealed in 2012 under the mandate of François Hollande.

Eric Ciotti’s letter:





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