Youth Justice and Health: A Marriage Made in Heaven? ... Yeah Right
- When: Wednesday, March 05, 2014
- Time: 8.00 - 9.00am
- Where: Clinical Education Centre, Level 5, Auckland City Hospital (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE)
- Presenter: Principal Youth Court Judge Andrew Becroft
His Honour, Judge AJ Becroft, is the Principal Youth Court Judge of New Zealand.
Judge Becroft graduated from Auckland University in 1981 with a BA. LLB (Hons) degree. He practised in an Auckland law firm prior to setting up the Mangere Community Law Centre in 1986, where he became widely known for his support of underprivileged and marginalised members of the community. Since his appointment as Principal Youth Court Judge in 2001, he has been a strong advocate of youth issues and his opinions are widely valued. Judge Becroft speaks with authority, understanding and compassion about New Zealand youth and articulates a strong evidence-based approach when promoting policy directions.