Tue 11 June | 4:00PM - 6:15PM | Kayes Fletcher Walker MAP


Substantial changes to the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 will come into effect on 1 July of this year.

The changes will have far-reaching effects on Youth Justice in New Zealand and provide those involved with greater opportunities and options to represent their clients more effectively. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn more about what changes to the Act are including the new duties on the chief executive of Oranga Tamariki to improve outcomes for Maori, the extension of the youth justice jurisdiction to include 17 year-olds (and the exceptions that apply), and the role of family, whanau, hapu, iwi, family groups, and broader networks and communities in the youth justice system.
  • Understand better how the changes may assist Youth Advocates when representing clients and how they can be used to facilitate the best outcomes for them.
  • Gain insights into how the inclusion of legal representatives at intention to charge family group conferences will work in practice and the opportunities this will give Youth Advocates. 

Who should attend?

All those practising in the Youth Court jurisdiction or wishing to do so. The seminar will be relevant to a wide range of associated organisations and stakeholders.


In person registration only

Please note this page is only for registration to attend in person.

To register to attend via live stream click here.


Associate Professor Khylee Quince
School of Law, AUT

Maria Pecotic
Barrister and Youth Advocate, Verus Chambers

Anthony Dickson
Regional Litigation Manager
Oranga Tamariki


His Honour Judge Fitzgerald