Oranga Tamariki Act 1989
Children’s and Young People’s Well-being Act 1989

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247 Youth justice co-ordinator to convene family group conference

Where—

(a)

pursuant to section 18(3), a youth justice co-ordinator is required to convene a family group conference; or

(b)

after any consultations under section 245(1)(b) in relation to any offence alleged to have been committed by a young person, a youth justice co-ordinator is notified by an enforcement officer that the person intending to commence the proceedings desires that the young person be charged with that offence; or

(c)

pursuant to section 246(a), a young person denies a charge and the court makes an order under section 238(1)(d), (e), or (f) for the detention of the young person pending the determination of the charge; or

(d)

pursuant to section 246(b)(i), a youth justice co-ordinator is directed by a court to convene a family group conference; or

(e)

a charge against a young person is proved before the Youth Court, and a family group conference has not had an opportunity to consider ways in which the court might deal with the young person for the offence that forms the basis of that charge,—

a youth justice co-ordinator shall, subject to sections 248 to 250, fix the date on which and the time and place at which a family group conference is to be held.

Section 247(b): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 4 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Amendment Act (No 2) 2011 (2011 No 83).

Section 247(c): amended, on 1 July 2019, by section 6 of the Oranga Tamariki Legislation Act 2019 (2019 No 30).

Section 247(e): amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).