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Youth Justice System


In Victoria there are special systems to deal with people under 18 who have committed crimes.  The aim of the systems is to give alternatives to traditional court processes. 

It might mean someone gets an informal caution, a formal caution or goes to a youth group justice conference instead of receiving a harsh sentence like going to jail.

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If you’re under 25 and you’ve been accused of a crime and want to know what could happen, please send us a Lawmail and we can give you free advice and information. Everything you tell us will be kept confidential.

This page was last updated 28 June 2015.