Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Youth Courts Jurisdiction and Orders) Amendment Act 2010

  • A correction has been made to ssections 42(a) and 43(a) under section 25(1)(j)(i) and (iv) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Youth Courts Jurisdiction and Orders) Amendment Act 2010

Public Act2010 No 2
Date of assent6 March 2010
Commencementsee section 2


1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Principal Act amended

Part 1
Amendments to principal Act

4 Purpose of Part

5 Interpretation

6 Principles

7 Custody of child or young person pending hearing

8 Restrictions on power of Court to order child or young person to be detained in custody

9 New section 255 substituted

10 Functions of family group conference

11 New section 259A inserted

12 Family group conference may make decisions, recommendations, and plans relating to care or protection of child or young person

13 New section 269A inserted

14 Jurisdiction of Youth Court

15 New section 272A inserted

16 Manner of dealing with purely indictable offences or where person elects jury trial

17 Young person may forego right to jury trial and elect to have proceedings determined by Youth Court

18 Young person may plead guilty and elect to be dealt with by Youth Court

19 Provisions applicable where young person charged jointly with person who is not a young person

20 New section 280A inserted

21 Court not to make orders unless family group conference held

22 Power of Court to discharge information

23 New section 283 substituted

24 Factors to be taken into account on sentencing

25 Restrictions on power of Court to make certain orders under section 283

26 Person or organisation not to be required to supervise young person without consent

27 New section 286A inserted

28 New sections 288 to 290A substituted

29 New headings and sections 296 to 296M substituted

30 New headings and sections 297A and 297B inserted

31 Community work order

32 Sections 299 to 301 repealed

33 New section 307 substituted

34 New sections 308A to 308C inserted

35 Sections 309 and 310 repealed

36 New section 311 substituted

37 Effect of supervision with residence order

38 New section 314 substituted

39 Court may cancel supervision with residence order if young person absconds

40 New heading and section 319A inserted

41 Report to be made to Court on effectiveness of certain orders

42 Report by social worker

43 Report to be accompanied by plan

44 Privilege for reports

45 Access to reports and plans under this Part of this Act

46 New section 340 substituted

47 Appeals from decisions of Youth Court by young person

48 Appeal by parents or guardians or other persons having care of young person

49 Chief executive may place children and young persons in residences

50 Closing of residences and transfer of residents

51 Person executing warrant to produce evidence of authority and identity

52 Authority to use facsimile copy of warrant

53 Regulations

54 New heading and section 456A inserted

Part 2
Amendments to other enactments

55 Amendments to Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Act 1995

56 Amendment to Criminal Justice Act 1985

Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: