Youth Court

These pages contain Youth Court information, research material, judicial newsletters and speeches that will help inform you about what goes on at the Youth Court and it works.

  • About the Youth Courts

    The Youth Court is a specialist division of the District Court. Young people aged between 14 and 17 who commit offences (and sometimes 12 and 13...

  • Newsletters

    There are three newsletters published by the Principal Youth Court Judge. The latest newsletters are featured and available to download from this page. Previous issues...

  • Online Summary Database

    Note that this database was transferred from the previous site. Summaries from 1988-1990 and 2012 to 2016 are available to view online by clicking on...

  • Youth Search Tips

    On these pages there is a link to a list of all youth judgments, and information to help you find judgments and information relevant to...

  • Youth Publications

    Youth Court related publications:  "Running Interference"A speech delivered by Judge John Walker, Principal Youth Court Judge for New Zealand to the Blue Light International Conference Queenstown, New...