There are a number of external support services that can assist in Youth Court matters.

Department for Human Services – Youth Justice

Youth Justice, a division of the Department for Human Services, is responsible for the supervision of young people subject to a range of criminal justice mandates. There are several programs within Youth Justice which aim to support young people to cease offending, recognise the impact of their crime on victims and access opportunities to participate safely and productively in the community.

More information can be found in the Related Links on the right hand side of this page.

Justice Education Officer

The Justice Education Officer is able to provide support, advice, information and liaison with schools or learning programs for young people or their parents/carers.

The Justice Education Officer is situated at the Youth Court on Mondays, Thursdays and Friday. Please enquire at the Registry counter.

Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement

Aboriginal legal Rights Movement (ALRM) is an independent Aboriginal community controlled organisation governed by an all Aboriginal Board. ALRM promotes legal, cultural, economic, political and social rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander through the provision of legal services and associated activities.

ALRM provides comprehensive legal advice and assistance through its staff lawyers and, where appropriate, private lawyers, to people of Aboriginal descent.

More information can be found in the Related Links on the right hand side of this page.

Legal Services Commission

The Legal Services Commission (LSC) provides a wide range of services, primarily legal advice and representation. There are a number of duty solicitors available to represent young offenders who are unrepresented, specifically young offenders in custody.

The child representative for care and protection matters is also situated in the Youth Court LSC office. The child representative appears in all care and protection matters on behalf of the child/children and also conducts interviews with the child/children to ascertain their views and present them to the Court.

More information can be found in the Related Links on the right hand side of this page.

Justice of the Peace

On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays there is a justice of the peace situated at the Youth Court between 11am and 1pm. The justice of the peace is primarily available to assist young offenders in signing paperwork after a court hearing, but is also available to witness documents for youths.

Additional Services

In addition to the above support services, the Youth Court is often able to provide additional assistance to court users by booking interpreters and video/phone links for court hearings. The Registry requires at least 24 hours’ notice of a request for an interpreter or video/phone link. ​

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Contact Us

For further information, contact the Youth Court Registry:
 
p: +61 8 8204 0331
f: +61 8 8204 0333
youthcourt@courts.sa.gov.au
 
Location:
75 Wright Street
Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
 
Postal Address:
75 Wright Street
Adelaide, South Australia, 5000

Contact Us

For further information, contact the Conferencing Unit:
 
Family Conference Enquires
p: +61 8 8204 0594
f: +61 8 8204 0513
familyconference@courts.sa.gov.au
 
Family Group Conference Enquires
p: +61 8 8204 0594
f: +61 8 8204 0591
careandprotection@courts.sa.gov.au
 
Location:
75 Wright Street
Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
 
Postal Address:
Attn: Conferencing Unit
75 Wright Street
Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
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