Report

‘Crossover kids’: vulnerable children in the youth justice system

Report 2: Children at the intersection of Child Protection and youth justice across Victoria
Child protection Sentencing Youth justice Indigenous child protection Juvenile offenders Victoria
Description

This is the second of three reports by the Sentencing Advisory Council examining crossover children in Victoria: children who were sentenced or diverted in the Children’s Court of Victoria between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2017 (youth justice system involvement) and who were known to child protection, in that they were the subject of at least one report to the Child Protection Service (child protection involvement).

Of the 5,063 children sentenced or diverted in Victoria in 2016 and 2017, 1,938 were the subject of at least one report to the Child Protection Service. This report also analyses aspects of children’s child protection involvement such as out-of-home care and, specifically, residential care.

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