Source: (2011) Auckland University Law Review. 18:23-35.

This paper now turns to the question of whether New Zealand's youth justice system is one that ensures access to justice for young people. It is also pertinent to examine whether the system is one that promotes access to justice for families of young offenders and for victims. Discussion is grouped around the following headings: a separate, youth-focused, victim-aware system (the very good), ten factors that promote access to youth justice (the good), three factors that restrict access to youth justice (the bad), and three areas in which access to youth justice is denied (the ugly). (excerpt)