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Law for Community Sector Workers Young People and the Law

We run free workshops for staff, volunteers and board/committee members of NSW community organisations.  

This workshop covers:

  • Under 18's and criminal law
  • Sentencing and diversionary options
  • Legal information and resources
  • Where to get legal help

This workshop is delivered by Legal Aid NSW lawyers with extensive experience in children's law.

Registration is essential as places for this workshop are limited. 

Who should attend? 

  • Staff who have contact with young people including those working in the youth sector.
  • Staff who have contact with parents and carers of young people including family services workers.

Learning Outcomes 

By completing this workshop, participants will have information and tools to:

  • Explain the jurisdiction of the Children's Court
  • Describe the sentencing options available to young people
  • Better understand the law as it relates to group offending
  • Improve awareness about targeted legal resources for young people
  • Identify where to get legal help


This is a half-day workshop of 3 hours duration.