Legal information for youth workers

The Shopfront cannot provide legal representation or advice for youth workers and services. However, we can give workers information and training about a wide range of legal issues.  

We can arrange training sessions to suit individual agencies. Unfortunately we cannot usually travel beyond the Sydney, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Illawarra areas.

We also have a series of legal information sheets. To download these, you will need Adobe's free Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, download it from the Adobe site. These cover the following topics:   

Police powers

Criminal procedure

Criminal offences

Traffic Offences


Victims of Crime

General and civil law

Legal issues for youth workers

To find out more about training sessions, or to receive copies of legal information sheets, please contact us by email, telephone, fax or post.

For more information about young people and the law, you may wish to order a copy of Youth Justice: your guide to cops and court in NSW (fourth edition, 2010).

The Youth Action and Policy Association also has a range of very helpful legal and policy information for youth workers. These can be found at