MEDIA RELEASE: Public Forum to raise awareness about the criminal justice system and Youth offenders
The Chief Magistrate Dr John Lowndes CSM, together with Law Society Northern Territory (Society) are hosting a public forum tomorrow, Thursday 24 March to raise awareness about, and promote a better understanding of the criminal justice process in relation to youth offenders.
Society’s President Tass Liveris, who will MC the event, said “the incarceration rates of youth offenders in the Northern Territory are the highest in Australia. The aim of the Forum is to assist the community understand the court processes that children go through.”
Panellists from the Department of Public Prosecutions, North Australia Aboriginal Justice Agency, NT Legal Aid and Northern Territory Magistrates will speak at tomorrow’s event. Tass said “The public will have an opportunity to ask panel members questions at the end of the event”.
The forum is open to all members of the public starting at 5.00pm at the TCG Building, 80 Mitchell Street Darwin and will conclude at approximately 7.00pm.
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