A young person from 10-18 years of age can be brought to the Children’s Court in several ways. They:
- can be arrested by the police and kept in a remand centre until going to court.
- can be arrested and released on bail. This means they can go home but they must first sign papers promising to attend court when asked.
- may be given a notice to attend court by a police officer. This gives the date and time when they must go to court. A copy is also given to the person who looks after them, such as a parent or grandparent.
By law, the names of juveniles brought to court cannot be disclosed.
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