Youth Legal Service provides representation on criminal matters and traffic offences for children and young people under 25 years of age, for offences within Western Australia.
Legal representation in courts within the Perth metropolitan area is limited by our capacity and current funding contracts. Our first priority is to provide legal representation to those appearing in the Children’s Court and then, as resources permit, those over 18 may be granted representation.
At this time, representation is restricted to Children’s Court matters.
Victims: Youth Legal Service assists children and young people with applying for criminal injuries compensation. Please note: Youth Legal Service has no capacity to meet the costs of medical reports or fees associated with Freedom of Information requests.
Respondents: Youth Legal Service acts for and assists respondents and provides representation and negotiation in reimbursement order hearings.
Youth Legal Service provides court representation and information about court processes regarding restraining orders.