Law for Lunch this week : young people and the police

Come along to Law for Lunch at the Central Library this Wednesday from 12-1pm for accurate information and practical advice.

If you are a parent, a teacher or a member of our community this will be a perfect opportunity to ask your questions and get legal advice from an expert.


Wednesday 21 March: Young people and the police – what do parents need to know?

Get your questions answered by our speaker John Hancock during this week’s talk.

John Hancock is the Principal Legal Advisor at the Office of the Children’s Commissioner.  John was previously the Senior Solicitor at YouthLaw, a national law centre which provides a legal service to children and young people across New Zealand.  John is also a Youth Advocate (counsel appointed by the Court to represent young people who are charged with criminal offences).

John will be covering:

  • NZ’s Youth Justice System and Youth Courts
  • The age of criminal capacity in NZ and court proceedings
  • The role of the Police and of Independent Nominated Persons
  • Family Group Conferences and Community Sentences

This presentation will take place this Wednesday, from 12 noon to 1pm, on the Ground Floor of the Central Library. All welcome!

For more information about this and future sessions, check our online Event Calendar