Law Week Event 2017: Youth Crime, Youth Justice

16 March 2017

The Council has announced its major community education event for the year, which will be held as part of the Victoria Law Foundation’s Law Week 2017.

‘Youth Crime, Youth Justice’ will feature a hypothetical case study of youth offending – the story of ‘Michael’ from age 8 to age 18. Events in Michael’s life will highlight how (and why) the law and the community respond differently to offending by children than to offending by adults.

Host and Council Chair, Professor Arie Freiberg, will tell Michael’s story and put questions to an expert panel:

  • Judge Amanda Chambers, President of the Children’s Court
  • Liana Buchanan, Commissioner for Children and Young People
  • Acting Senior Sergeant Sherril Handley, Police Prosecutor
  • Paul McDonald, CEO, Anglicare.

This free event will be held on Monday 15th May 2017, 5:30 p.m. (for a 6 p.m. start) to 7:30 p.m. at the Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne (enter off La Trobe Street).

The event is general admission, so arrive on time to guarantee a seat.

The venue is wheelchair accessible (Entry 3 in La Trobe Street). Please let us know by Friday 28 April 2017 if you have other accessibility requirements, such as an Auslan interpreter. You can contact us by phone on 1300 363 196 or via email at