Practice Direction 13 of 2020
CRIMINAL DIVISION - COVID-19 - DIVERSION
This Practice Direction is issued pursuant to Section 592 of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005.
The Children's Court of Victoria commenced hearing diversion hearings 'on the papers' pursuant to Section 420ZL of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 on 5 May 2020 in accordance with Practice Direction No. 4 of 2020. This Practice Direction modifies the process for the hearing of diversion proceedings ‘on the papers’ and revokes Practice Direction No. 4 of 2020. This Practice Direction took effect from 18 August 2020 and was reissued on 20 November 2020 with the launch of eDocs.