In February 2008, the Parliamentary Committee on Children and Young People established an inquiry to investigate and report on children and young people aged 9 to 14 years in NSW. The inquiry was undertaken under the statutory functions of the Commission and Young People Act 1998 (NSW). The Submission from PIAC focusses on the activities, services and supports needed by young people in this age group who are in contact with the juvenile justice system. In preparing this submission, PIAC has drawn on the cases coming through the Children in Detention Advocacy Project (CIDnAP), in which it is a partner, and research it has undertaken as a project partner. CIDnAP seeks to improve the way young people are treated by the police and juvenile justice system.