No. 6 of 2004

Youth Justice Proceedings

VIDEO-LINK INTERVIEWS WITH ASHLEY DETENTION CENTRE

To assist in the early finalisation of criminal proceedings involving young offenders remanded in custody, the Magistrates Court and the Department of Health & Human Services have agreed to offer the use of their video-link facilities at no cost to solicitors for the purpose of taking instructions from their clients.

Appointments should be timed to occur after 3.30pm in order to avoid any conflicting appointments at either the Magistrates Court or at Ashley Youth Detention Centre.

Practitioners are advised that solicitor-client confidentiality will be maintained by:

  • Solicitors using the protected witness videolink room at the court location; and

  • Ashley staff will supervise the Ashley client from outside the videolink room.

Please contact the Video-conferencing co-ordinator at the local Magistrates Court to make any bookings:

Hobart Ph: 6233 3610

Launceston Ph: 6336 2605

Devonport Ph: 6421 7886

Burnie Ph: 6434 6322

Booking forms can be downloaded from the court website

Jim Connolly
Administrator of Courts
16 December 2004