Law for Community Workers on the go. Legal Aid NSW.

Episode 4. Young people and criminal law

April 6, 2018
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Please NOTE a correction from Episode 4. Young people and the law.

Young people are of licensable age for a car once they turn 16. 


In this podcast we discuss:

  • what the Legal Aid NSW Childrens Legal Service is
  • what type of work they do and how they help young people
  • the age of criminal responsibility
  • young peoples rights at the police station and at court
  • diversion options such as cautions and conferences, and
  • top tips to help the young people you work with if they get in trouble with police.

 Referrals and more information

  • You can find more information about the Childrens Legal Service:

  • Order publications such as Get Street Smart. 
  • To enquire or make a booking for a legal workshop about the topics discussed in this podcast for your school or youth organisation, contact us at
  • The Legal Aid Youth Hotline (1800 10 18 10) provides legal advice and information to young people under 18, and operates 9am to midnight weekdays, with a 24-hour service from Friday 9am to Sunday midnight and also on public holidays.