Information for parents, guardians and carers

Parents, guardians and carers are an important part of a young person's journey through Youth Justice. Learn how young people and families are involved in the process.

Legal Hotlines

If you are under 18 and need urgent advice, call the Youth Hotline on 1800 10 18 10 or the Aboriginal Legal Service on 1800 765 767.

Youth Justice helps young people and their families who have come into contact with police.  Learn about what happens at court, how to prepare, and who may be involved. 

It can be difficult for families when a young person is questioned about breaking the law. Understand a young person's rights and what happens when police are involved. 

Court can be scary. Youth Justice helps young people going to court through support services such as case support. Learn about what happens at court, how to prepare and who may be involved. 

When a young person breaks the law, it's important they know their rights and what to expect. Learn about cautions, conferences and the different types of orders.

This guide aims to simplify the process of a young person’s supervision with Youth Justice. See how Youth Justice can help young people follow their court orders and stay out of trouble. 

There can be a lot of rules for young people in custody. Learn how Youth Justice provides support and medical services to young people and how to communicate with a young person in custody. 

Youth Justice is always updating the processes to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in centres, Community Offices and in the general public. Learn more about the guidelines that must be followed for all face-to-face visits.

Youth Justice Centres are places where young people stay while in custody. Learn more about Youth Justice Centres, their location, visiting hours, and services provided.

A Youth Justice Community Office is a place where young people get help and support from Youth Justice caseworkers. Understand what a Youth Justice Community Office is and where they are located.

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