Other changes related to youth control orders

Other changes related to youth control orders

This content is intended as information for lawyers appearing in the Children’s Court with clients who may be placed on a youth control order (YCO). If you are not a lawyer but have been referred to a youth control order planning meeting, you should contact your lawyer, youth justice worker or Children’s Court planning meeting convenor with any questions you may have.

Various provisions of the CYFA have been amended to include reference to YCOs or the YCO planning process. These include:

  • addition of a new paragraph (da) to s. 525(2)(d) requiring a child to be legally represented in proceedings to vary a YCO to make the order more restrictive or revoking a YCO
  • adding YCO after youth attendance order in s. 525(2)(e) so that representation is mandatory in breach proceedings
  • addition of orders varying YCOs to s. 527(4) meaning that this is included in the list of orders requiring careful explanation by the court
  • addition of YCO planning meeting reports to the list of reports in s. 547 to which the report provisions of the CYFA apply.

There has also been the addition of YCO planning meeting reports to the list of reports in s. 547 to which the report provisions of the CYFA apply.

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