Established in 1992, the Children's Court of Queensland (CCQ) deals with all juveniles who commit criminal offences while under the age of 17 years, unless the court orders that the matter be dealt with in an adult court. The CCQ is presided over by judges who have been appointed from the District Court. There is no jury. Matters are heard in accordance with the guidelines set down in the Children's Court Act 1992 and the Youth Justice Act 1992. Matters involving children can, in addition, be heard in the Magistrates or Supreme Court.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Children's Court of Queensland (District Court), Queensland Courts, http://www.courts.qld.gov.au/courts/childrens-court-of-queensland, accessed online 17 August 2016.