State children, youth and families law

State children, youth and families law

This section aims to provide child protection and youth crime private practitioner panelists with tools to assist with practice in the Children’s Court of Victoria and other aspects of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005.

Child protection

This section deals with child protection issues both in the Family Division of the Children’s Court and through the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) case planning process.

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Intervention orders affecting children

This section deals with the representation of children in proceedings for intervention orders, whether as an aggrieved family member, affected person, complainant or respondent.

Read more about Intervention orders affecting children old enough to give direct instructions.

Youth crime

This section deals with youth crime issues including processes dealing with doli incapax, fitness to plead and mental impairment.

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Further reading

Additional resources are available through other websites including:

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