Youth Publications

Youth Court related publications:

 

 “Barriers to engagement: enabling full participation in the justice system for young people”

A paper delivered by Judge John Walker,
Principal Youth Court Judge for New Zealand to the
Justice for Young People Conference


Adelaide, Australia
7 November 2018

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Te Kōti Rangatahi ki Whangārei 

Terenga Paraoa Marae – 24 February 2018

Speech by Judge John Walker, Principal Youth Court Judge on the occasion of the launch of the Northland region's first Rangatahi Court at Whangārei's Terenga Paraoa Marae.

"Te Kōti Rangatahi provide this sense of identity and belonging, knowing where one fits in the world."

Te Kōti Rangatahi ki Whangārei
Terenga Paraoa Marae – 24 February 2018

Judge John Walker, Principal Youth Court Judge for New Zealand
Te Kaiwhakawa Matua o te Koti Taiohi

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When the Vulnerable offend – whose fault is it?

At one time they are vulnerable children in need of care and protection and then their offending behaviour, emerging out of the very same vulnerability, changes the game. Suddenly, it is all their fault. The long term protection of communities from offending behaviour, the reclaiming of young lives, requires ongoing recognition of what lies beneath the behaviour, and effectively addressing it. Youth Courts have a vital role in leading this response.

Address to Northern Territory Council of Social Services Conference
Darwin 27 September 2017

Judge John Walker, Principal Youth Court Judge for New Zealand
Te Kaiwhakawa Matua o te Koti Taiohi

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