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YWK1104 Youth Rights and Responsibilities
Credit Points: 15

This unit will focus on the structural position of young people in Australian society, especially as enshrined in the legal system, and its implications for youth work practice. This will include an examination of the impact of legislation, including international covenants, on youth affairs policy and practices.  This unit will also include an examination of issues to do with young people and public space; the criminal justice process; the role of the children’s court; statutory responsibilities of relevant Government Departments; and the role of youth workers in supporting young people in trouble with the law.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
DMAAAEAddiction Studies and Youth Work Double Major
DMAAAHAddiction Studies and Youth Work Double Major
K16Bachelor of Criminology and Juvenile Justice
DMAAACPsychology and Youth Work Double Major
MIYOUYouth Work Minor
MAYOUYouth Work Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2010 VET: 31/03/2010