The Juvenile Justice Act 1983 established the Juvenile Court in the Northern Territory. This act was introduced in conjunction with the Community Welfare Act 1983, marking a change in philosophy separating the criminal and welfare jurisdictions relating to young people in the NT. It was repealed by the Juvenile Justice Act 2002.
Sources used to compile this entry: Review of the Juvenile Justice Act: a discussion paper to seek input from the public., Northern Territory Department of Justice, March 2004, https://justice.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/171896/juvenile-justice-act-discussion-paper.pdf.
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 13 September 2018