The Children's Court Assistance Program funds and monitors the performance of Children's Court Assistance Schemes that are auspiced by four Community Legal Centres to provide services in seven Children's Court locations in NSW.
In 2015-16 Children's Court Assistance Schemes assisted more than 7,959 young people and their families in the Children's Court. Of these 26 per cent identified as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
Who we help
The Children's Court Assistance Scheme provides services to children in criminal matters only.
How we can help
Schemes provide rosters of trained youth workers to work with young people and their families before, during and after the day of court.
information about court processes and outcomes,
support for young people and their carers on the day at court,
informal counselling and conflict resolution, and
referral to welfare services such as drug and alcohol programs, counselling and accommodation.