James Gorman, Partner, Gorman & Hannan
The Victorian Children’s Court has its headquarters in central Melbourne (see “Contacts”). Most of the criminal cases that arise in Melbourne’s inner suburbs are heard here. The Children’s Court also regularly sits at suburban and country courts (contact details for these courts are listed on the Children’s Court website).
This section discusses the following topics:
- Terms defined
- What matters can the Children’s Court hear?
- Legal representation
- Hearings at the Children’s Court
- Adjournment, sentence deferral and group conferencing
- Committal proceedings
- Criminal appeals
- Detention and parole
- Child protection
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