This report argues that a national check of all Year 1 students in the areas of reading, phonics and numeracy will ensure that students who are behind in their schooling are identified early and can receive the extra support they need.
Restorative justice conferencing for young offenders is a legislated response to youth offending, which has been in place in all Australian states and territories for nearly two decades. Restorative justice conferences are meetings between young offenders, their victims and supporters to discuss the offence, its...
This paper presents evidence from Australia and overseas that demonstrates that high proportions of young offenders have a clinically significant, but previously undetected, oral language disorder.
Youth offenders are complex and challenging for policymakers and practitioners alike and face high risks for long-term disadvantage...
The misuse of alcohol in adolescence is linked to increased risk of alcohol dependence and other social and health inequalities in adulthood and drinking habits in adolescence are predictive of regular drinking in later life. One of the key influences on young people is the...