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In accordance with Section 19 of the Children (Criminal Proceedings) Act 1987 in New South Wales, courts have the discretion to order that a portion or the entirety of a sentence for individuals aged under 21 be served within the juvenile detention system. This arrangement applies specifically to those aged 18 to 21 and is contingent upon exceptional circumstances that justify their detention as juvenile offenders.

These exceptional circumstances could encompass factors such as their vulnerability due to health or disability, the appropriateness of youth detention programs to address their specific needs, or the presence of significant risks associated with placement in an adult prison environment.

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