Sentencing Advisory Council (Vic)

Report

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

The Sentencing Advisory Council has released this second report on ‘crossover kids’, children who have had contact with both the child protection system and the youth justice system. The report finds that the vast majority of children were known to child protection before they committed...
Report

Time served prison sentences in Victoria

A 'time served prison sentence' is a sentence of imprisonment imposed on an offender where the length of imprisonment is equal to the amount of time that the offender has spent on remand in custody. This report analyses the proportion of prison sentences that were...
Report

Rethinking sentencing for young adult offenders

This report assesses the available sentencing options for offenders aged 18 to 25 in Victoria. The report reviews the literature on young adult offenders and their offending trajectories. It also analyses sentencing outcomes for young adult offenders in Victoria and explores approaches to sentencing this...
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Deportation and sentencing: an emerging area of jurisprudence

This report examines how sentencing courts deal with an offender’s potential deportation from Australia. It summarises the ways that potential deportation can affect an offender’s sentence. It also identifies unresolved issues that courts may need to consider in the context of sentencing offenders who may...
Report

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

This is the first of two reports by the Sentencing Advisory Council looking at the child protection backgrounds of children who received a sentence or diversion in the Victorian Children’s Court in 2016 or 2017. The project aims to explore the pathways that lead children...