Youth Court

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

The Youth Court deals with criminal offending by children and young people that is too serious to be dealt with by the police in the community.

  • About Youth Court »

    What to expect at Youth Court, who's in the court room and what happens after you've had a hearing.

  • Youth justice »

    The principles that underpin the youth justice system plus the history of youth justice in New Zealand and around the world.

  • Media & newsletters »

    Reporting by the media is subject to restrictions in the Youth Court.

  • Decisions »

    The Youth Court publishes summaries of decisions that have been made anonymous.