The Youth Justice Coalition is a network of youth workers, children’s lawyers, policy workers and academics who work to promote the rights of children and young people in NSW and across Australia.


  • To promote the rights of children and young people, including their rights under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and other international human rights instruments;
  • To promote appropriate and effective initiatives and responses in juvenile justice, child welfare and other areas of law affecting children and young people;
  • To ensure that children’s and young people’s views, interests and rights are taken into account in law reform and policy debate.


  • Contributing to law reform and policy reform debate;
  • Undertaking research;
  • Lobbying government;
  • Consulting with children and young people;
  • Supporting and facilitating participation of young people in expressing their views;
  • Engaging with the media.