What does the Children's Court do?
The Children’s Court deals with the following types of cases across NSW involving children and young people:
- Cases involving the care and protection of children and young people under 18 years of age.
- Criminal cases in which the defendants were under 18 years of age at the time of the alleged offence.
- Traffic cases where the defendant is not old enough to hold a driver’s licence or permit, or where the Children’s Court is already dealing with other related criminal offences.
- Applications for Apprehended Violence Orders where the defendant is under 18 years of age.
- Applications for Compulsory Schooling Orders where a child or young person is required by law to attend school.
- Breaches of parole and in some cases the eligibility of children and young persons for release on parole.