Youth institutional care


How far do people move to access aged care?

If people who need care can access that care close to where they live, it can be easier for them to maintain social connection with family and friends, and receive informal support from these people. This paper examines estimates of the drive distance and time...

Juvenile justice in W.A

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...

A hard place to be happy

This report shares insights from 52 children and young people who were living in secure care and protection residences between August 2017 and September 2018. It describes those insights and includes quotes from children and young people. Five key themes emerged the analysis of the...

Youth justice in Australia 2017–18

This report looks at young people who were under youth justice supervision in Australia during 2017–18 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.

Safe, thriving and connected: generational change for children and families 2018–2023

This is the NT Government’s plan to implement reforms to better support children, young people and families experiencing vulnerability and to deliver the recommendations of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.

The Brisbane Youth Detention Centre report

This report presents the findings of an investigation into the management of young people at Brisbane Youth Detention Centre (BYDC) between November 2016 and February 2017. The investigation examined a number of incidents at BYDC during this timeframe, culminating in a violent and destructive riot...

Youth justice report: consultation with young people in out-of-home care about their experiences with police, courts and detention

This report presents findings from interviews with 148 young people who have been in out-of-home care and their experiences with the youth justice system, either as an offender, because they had been reported as missing or as a victim of crime. It recommends adopting a...

Young people in child protection and under youth justice supervision: 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2017

This report presents information on people aged 10–17 who were in the child protection system and under youth justice supervision from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2017.

Therapeutic residential care: an update on current issues in Australia

Therapeutic residential care is for young people who are unable to be placed in family-based care. This paper provides an update on developments in therapeutic residential care, discusses the implications of these developments, and touches on further issues and dilemmas that should form the focus...

Managing rehabilitation services in youth detention

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.