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'Crossover kids': Offending by child protection-involved youth

The over-representation of children from child protection backgrounds in the youth justice system is a significant and longstanding concern. This report presents selected findings of a detailed case file audit of 300 crossover children appearing before the Victorian Children’s Court in 2016–17.
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Cross-over kids: effective responses to children and young people in the youth justice and statutory Child Protection systems

This study is a collaboration between Monash University and the Children’s Court of Victoria. The study set out to examine the extent to which children and young people before the Criminal Division of the Victorian Children’s Court were also clients of the statutory Child Protection...

Indigenous care leavers in Victoria: final report

This report presents the findings of a 14 month exploratory study of Indigenous care leavers in Victoria. The study aimed to examine current leaving care and post-care systems available to Indigenous care leavers, paying particular attention to relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous agencies, and differences...

Older prisoners - A challenge for Australian corrections

Corrections statistics in Australia indicate a clear trend towards increased numbers of older prisoners and the growth of this inmate group is paralleled in prisons in the United States, United Kingdom and New Zealand. Older prisoner populations present a number of challenges for governments, correctional...