We advocate for the interests, rights and wellbeing of children and young people

Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 - Limiting the use of Police cells


1 June 2018

The Children's Commissioner is advocating that young people should no longer be able to be remanded into Police cells by the Youth Court after their first court appearance.

We recommend that the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 be changed to remove the option for the Youth Court to remand young people into Police custody.


PoliceCells Snippit 2018