490A. Orders requiring attendance at meetings.

The court may deal with a person convicted of an offence of loitering or soliciting for the purposes of prostitution1 by making an order requiring the offender to attend three meetings with the person for the time being specified in the order (the 'supervisor') or with such other person as the supervisor may direct2. If the court makes such an order it may not impose any other penalty in respect of the offence3.

The purpose of such an order is to assist the offender, through attendance at the three meetings, to address the causes of the conduct constituting the offence,