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Young people and police

Young people and police

This video is produced by Legal Aid NSW as part of its Best for Kids website which has a range of legal information for young people and their families.

This video deals with a realistic scenario where young people are approached by police when they have a ‘reasonable suspicion that the young people have illegal drugs in their possession.

It steps through the rights that a young person has in these circumstances but also illustrates how things can be made worse by reacting aggressively.

It also looks at receiving a caution, or going to court, and the help that is available for under-18s.

For more detailed information, you can also see Youth Justice: Your Guide to Cops and Courts in NSW on the Find Legal Answers website