(In the UK) a place to which young offenders are ordered by a court to report regularly for a set period, as a minor penalty.
- On the other hand two community penalties which are not run by the probation service - the curfew order and the attendance centre order - will be discussed.
- The girl from Nythe, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was given a 24-hour attendance centre order by Swindon Youth Court after pleading guilty to affray.
- They ordered him to do 20 hours at an attendance centre and made his parents pay the £70 court costs of bringing the case.
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