This report examines case outcomes for children who were held on remand in Victoria in 2017–18. It reports on the demographics and criminal history of children held on remand, the offences remanded children were charged with and the outcome of their case. It considers the...
This review consolidates research on the practical implementation of tertiary youth offender programs to identify the design, delivery and implementation factors associated with positive changes in youth offending behaviours.
This report presents the findings from the first qualitative study of a sample of 15 Victorian young people who were serving a custodial sentence in a youth justice facility for violent motor vehicle offence(s). The research aims to understand young people’s backgrounds and motivations for...
It has long been suggested that children in out-of-home care are more likely to come into contact with the criminal justice system. This paper investigates the link between the experience of care and involvement with the criminal justice system, using a multi-method approach that includes...
This report presents data on returns to sentenced supervision using measures developed as part of a related Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) project— 'Using the Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set' to measure juvenile recidivism.
This report considers the statutory response to children aged 10 to 13 years whose offending causes serious concern for their wellbeing. This has led Police to refer them to an Oranga Tamariki Youth Justice Coordinator for a Family Group Conference (FGC) in accordance with section...
Great responsibility: report on the 2019 pilot inspection of the Adelaide Youth Training Centre (Kurlana Tapa Youth Justice Centre)
This report represents the culmination of two years of development since the Training Centre Visitor (TCV) role and the Training Centre Visitor Unit commenced in 2017.
In every state and territory in Australia, children as young as 10 years old can be arrested by police, taken to a police station, questioned, held in police custody and remanded or sentenced to imprisonment. This paper argues that Australia’s age of criminal responsibility should...
Creating Futures: Weave’s intensive support service for young people leaving custody or involved in the criminal justice system
'Creating Futures' is an intensive support service for young people leaving custody or otherwise involved in the criminal justice system on bail, community orders or court diversion. Weave invited independent researchers to evaluate Creating Futures over a three-year period beginning in 2017. This report outlines...
This strategic plan provides the foundation for a transparent 10-year blueprint for youth Justice, detailing the reform directions, objectives and key actions for the Victorian youth justice system.