New Brochures Explain Sentencing in the Children’s Court

6 July 2017

The Council has published two new education resources: Sentencing in the Children’s Court and How the Children’s Court Could Sentence You. These two-page brochures explain how the Children’s Court decides what happens to children found guilty of breaking the law.

Both brochures are written in accessible language, but each has a different intended audience:

  • Sentencing in the Children’s Court is written for people who are supporting children attending the Children’s Court, as well as students, youth justice workers, journalists and other interested members of the community.
  • How the Children’s Court Could Sentence You is a simpler version, intended to be read by (or to) children attending the Children’s Court.

The brochures are based on material in the Council’s popular A Quick Guide to Sentencing and are companion publications to the brochure How Courts Sentence Adult Offenders.

Sentencing in the Children’s Court and How the Children’s Court Could Sentence You are available from our website. Each PDF prints to a double-sided A4 sheet so the brochures can be distributed as a single-page handout.