Section 18 Children, Youth and Families Act 2005
On 10 May 2018 a session was delivered on the legislative provisions and policy relating to Section 18 of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005, which relates to the transfer of responsibility from the Secretary to an Aboriginal agency to exercise functions and powers in relation to a protection order in respect of an Aboriginal child.
This session was presented by Anna Gibson, Legal Counsel with VACCA's In-House Legal Service.
Family Drug Treatment Court
On 21 June 2018 a session was delivered on the operation of the Family Drug Treatment Court. Judge Amanda Chambers, President of the Children's Court opened the session and participated in a panel presentation featuring Kay MacPherson, Regional Coordinating Magistrate, Broadmeadows Children's Court, Matthew Wilson, State-wide Program Manager of the Family Drug Treatment Court and Darren Sims, peer mentor from SHARC (Self Help Addiction Resource Centre).