Two people were granted suspended sentences and given stern warnings when they appeared before a three Justice of the Peace panel in the Avarua High Court last week.
Criminal court was busy on Thursday with over 59 cases coming before Justice of the Peace Georgina Williams in the Avarua High Court.
Punanga Tauturu coordinator Rebeka Buchanan says people are questioning why she and Punanga Tauturu have become the driving force behind developing a “solution” to the youth crisis.
Domestic violence in the Cook Islands is following the same trend as youth offending and has reached an all-time high.
A couple facing a joint charge of burglary had their curfew lifted when they appeared in the Avarua High Court before Justice of the Peace Georgina Williams last week.
A story in CINews last week highlighting problems caused by an increase in youth offending has caught the attention of local and international media.
The Cook Islands Police Service says too many Rarotonga residents have a casual attitude towards driving.