This report considers how youth court practice should become more ‘problem-solving’ to better address children’s underlying welfare needs. It makes a number of important, and much needed, recommendations for reform.
A report on the evaluation of a tool which enables first appearance remand hearings in the magistrates' court with the defendant appearing by video link has been published. The tool has not been used for cases involving child defendants, however, it is being used to help courts function during the Covid-19 crisis and therefore many of the findings are immediately relevant.
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