Youth Court of New Zealand

Youth Court of New Zealand

Whaia te iti kahurangi
Ki te tuohu koe, me he maunga teitei
Pursue excellence
should you stumble, let it be to a lofty mountain


This website explains many of the things you might want to know if you are coming to the Youth Court, or just wondering how the Youth Court works.

About the Youth Court

What's special about the Youth Court, inside a courtroom, about youth justice, family group conferences, as well as links to a glossary of Youth Court terms and the Principal Youth Court Judge's newsletter.

Information for young people

Information for children and young people involved in the Youth Court, including information about what can be expected to happen during the court process and bringing support people.

Information for families

Information for families of children and young people involved in the Youth Court, including family group conferences and attending the Youth Court with a child or young person.

Information for victims

Legislation and decisions

Relevant legislation and previous decisions on Youth Court matters.

Publications and media

Links to Youth Court publications, a compendium of youth justice, the Principal Youth Court Judge's newsletters, speeches and a media reference centre.

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