Proceedings in the Youth Court and proceedings in respect of youths in the District and Supreme Courts are held in closed court. Only persons properly concerned in the proceedings may attend. Section 13 of the Young Offenders Act 1993 (SA) prohibits radio, television, newspaper, or in any other way, any other persons from publishing in any way a report of criminal proceedings in the Youth Court which would tend to identify the youth's name, address or school. It is also prohibited to identify the victim or any other person involved in the proceeding without their consent [s 13(c)]. The Court may also specifically prohibit publication of any other details.
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