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Children's Court Assistance Program

Who we are

The Children's Court Assistance Program funds and monitors the performance of Children's Court Assistance Schemes that are auspiced by four Community Legal Centres to provide services in seven Children's Court locations in NSW.

In 2015-16 Children's Court Assistance Schemes assisted more than 7,959 young people and their families in the Children's Court. Of these 26 per cent identified as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Who we help

The Children's Court Assistance Scheme provides services to children in criminal matters only.

How we can help

Schemes provide rosters of trained youth workers to work with young people and their families before, during and after the day of court.

They provide:

  • information about court processes and outcomes,
  • support for young people and their carers on the day at court,
  • informal counselling and conflict resolution, and
  • referral to welfare services such as drug and alcohol programs, counselling and accommodation.

Location

There are four CLCs that auspice Children's Court Assistance Schemes in seven Children's Courts:

  • Central Coast - Wyong, Woy Woy and Broadmeadow
  • Illawarra - Port Kembla
  • Macarthur - Campbelltown
  • Western Sydney - Bidura (Glebe) and Parramatta

Contact us

For more information, please call the relevant Children's Court Assistance Scheme Coordinator.

  • Illawarra Legal Centre, 7 Greene Street, Warrawong. Tel: 02 4276 1939
  • Western Sydney Community Legal Centre, Suite 302 Level 3, 107 Phillip Street, Parramatta 2124. Tel: 02 8833 0920
  • Macarthur Legal Centre, 317 Queen Street, Campbelltown 2560. Tel: 02 4628 2042
  • Central Coast Community Legal Centre, 31 Alison Road, Wyong 2259. Tel: 02 4353 0111

CCAS policies & guidelines

Policies and Guidelines for CCAS workers