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 Court

    The Youth Court is a specialist division of the District Court. Young people aged between 14 and 18 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…

  • Information for Youth Advocates

    COVID-19 related information for Youth Advocates Further information on the Ministry of Justice website.  13 August 2020 —  FAQs for Youth Court Professionals on COVID-19 Alert Level 2 Frequently…