Juvenile justice


8 Aug 2018

This audit examines how well the rehabilitation services are meeting the developmental needs of children and young people in the youth detention system and reducing their risk of reoffending.

Research report

18 Jul 2018

This report found that Aboriginal communities want to see significant improvement in the frequency, quality and evaluation of programs to protect and promote Aboriginal cultural rights, and calls on the Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation to develop a social and emotional well-being strategy for...

Research report

13 Jul 2018

This report examines the overlap between alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services and youth justice supervision from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2016. The research found that about 1 in 3 young people under youth justice supervision accessed an AOD treatment service.

Research report

14 Jun 2018

Currently, little information exists at the national level about the health of young people under youth justice supervision in Australia. This feasibility report outlines how this critical data gap might be addressed into the future through the use of currently available data and data linkage....

Discussion paper

12 Jun 2018

This is a discussion paper with the purpose of using findings from current science to prompt informed reflection on issues related to youth justice in New Zealand.


25 May 2018

This report looks at young people who were under youth justice supervision in Australia during 2016–17 because of their involvement or alleged involvement in crime. It explores the key aspects of supervision, both in the community and in detention, as well as recent trends.

Research report

17 May 2018

This report analyses the diversion schemes currently operating in the Magistrates’ and Children’s Courts of Victoria.

Audio program

12 Mar 2018

With last month’s release of the Telethon Kids Institute report on brain impairment in detainees at Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre, and the NT government’s announcement that it will raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 12 years of age, Monday Mag this...

Research report

17 Oct 2017

This report presents information on people aged 10–16 who were in the child protection system and under youth justice supervision from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2016.


3 Aug 2017

This review is intended to guide the strategy to strengthen and modernise Victoria’s youth justice system.

Fact sheet

28 Jul 2017

This fact sheet provides information about the remoteness area and socioeconomic status of young people under supervision during 2015–16, based on their last known address.

Fact sheet

20 Jul 2017

This fact sheet provides information about young offenders who offend with one or more other people over the past 12 months, including data on demographics and offence types.

Fact sheet

20 Jul 2017

This paper examined the offences police recorded for 10 to 17 year old alleged offenders on the first day they were ever recorded for any offences, where that day was between 2012 and 2016.

Research report

18 Jul 2017

This study finds that Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory Australian Adaptation (YLS/CMI-AA) data did not significantly improve the predictive accuracy of static risk-based models of recidivism for Indigenous or non-Indigenous offenders.


28 Jun 2017

This resource outlines the Queensland government's response to the issues raised by the Independent Review of Youth Detention, conducted by Kathryn McMillan QC and Professor Megan Davis.

Research report

27 Jun 2017

The majority of young people who receive a supervised youth justice sentence serve only one sentence, and do not return.

Briefing paper

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 533
2 Jun 2017

This study compares perceptions of police and policing and willingness to cooperate with police in a population-based sample of young adult amphetamine-type stimulant users and non-users, using both quantitative and qualitative data.

Research report

30 Apr 2017

This paper provides an overview of the changing nature of youth offenders and youth offending and the pressures that these have placed on the youth justice system, as well as the related policy developments of the Andrews Government.

Research report

31 Mar 2017

There were about 5,500 young people (aged 10 and older) under youth justice supervision in Australia on an average day in 2015–16, due to their involvement, or alleged involvement, in crime. This number has decreased by 21% over the 5 years to 2015–16. Around 4...

Research report

6 Feb 2017


The riots at the Parkville Youth Justice Centre in November 2016 and the Government’s subsequent establishment of a youth justice centre within Barwon Prison have prompted reviews, inquiries, and legal proceedings, by numerous agencies. These include the responsible department, the Commission for...



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