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Legal matters

Going to Children’s Court, how to prepare for your court appearance, criminal offences relating to kids, victim services, where to find legal help.

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  • Children's Court: an introduction

    What happens in the Children's Court of NSW, what can be decided in this court, how to prepare for a court appearance, and how to explain court to children.
  • Children's Court: care and protection matters

    Information about the key stages in court proceedings, what orders the court can make, and why a child or young person may be removed from their parent's care.
  • Children's Court: criminal offences

    Information about for criminal proceedings for children and young people - including attending court, orders and sentencing.
  • Victims of violent crimes

    Support, information, referrals, counselling and compensation services to victims of violent crimes and witnesses to violent crimes.
  • Legal help and other courts

    How to get free legal advice, such as understanding the court system and help finding a lawyer in NSW, and information about other types of court.