What is the Youth Koori Court?
The Youth Koori Court in NSW is a program that provides an alternative to the mainstream court system.
The Youth Koori Court is a diversionary and holistic option available to eligible Aboriginal children and young people in the criminal jurisdiction. The Court has been operating at Parramatta since 2015 and has since expanded to Surry Hills Children’s Court due to its success.
The Youth Koori Court has proven effective among its participants by addressing the underlying social factors contributing to young Aboriginal people entering the justice system, such as lack of access to housing, education, substance abuse and unemployment.