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Youth Advocates Manual 2011

Author(s): Jackie Anderson, Judge Andrew Becroft, Liz Bulger, Sonja Cooper, Alister James, Dr Ian Lambie,  Miriam Long, Robert Ludbrook, Lance Rowe, Jonathan Ruthven, Kellie Shore
Published: 17 May, 2011
Pages: 233

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Cost: $110 (incl GST) and $10 courier cost within NZ

“Much is expected of youth advocates. I hope this manual will assist all youth advocates in their work, encourage high standards of excellence, and improve best practice throughout the country. I commend it to you. It should become the first “port-of-call” for youth advocates.” – Judge Becroft, Principal Youth Court Judge

This comprehensive manual has the following chapters:

  • Appointment and review procedures for youth advocates
  • Practice and procedure in the Youth Court
  • The role of the youth advocate
  • Developmental factors relevant to youth offenders
  • Communicating with young people
  • Pre- and post-court obligations on assignment
  • Police interviewing of young persons and nominated persons
  • Arrest procedures
  • Remand, custody and bail
  • Family group conferences
  • Delay and abuse of process
  • Dealing with the over-aged youth offender and interface with adult offenders
  • Indictable offences in the Youth Court
  • Sentencing
  • Youth justice and care and protection: the interface
  • Pacific or other ethnic origin
  • Lay advocates in the Youth Court
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Youth Court appeals
  • Responsibilities of youth advocates in respect of young persons in CYF residences
  • Breaching sentence

Cost: $110 (incl GST) and $10 courier cost within NZ

There are several pieces of legislation in the pipeline which will affect some chapters in the manual. Included in the purchase price are updates over the two years following publication – ie until June 2013. If and when chapters are revised, we will reprint them and mail them to you.
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