Youth development

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Report

Youth Engagement Evaluation Framework

The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) commissioned the Centre for Program Evaluation to develop common measures for youth engagement, drawing from five health promotion projects as case examples in 2020.
Policy report

Australia’s youth policy framework

This document acknowledges the challenges faced by young people in Australia, particularly from the impacts of COVID-19. It outlines the federal government’s significant support and ongoing commitment to ensuring that young Australians are properly supported.
Report

VicHealth Local Government Partnership: young people leading healthier communities

This local government partnership model is informed and shaped by the discussions and collaboration with councils across Victoria.
Discussion paper

What matters to young people in Victoria? Victorian youth strategy discussion paper

The Victorian government is developing a new, state-wide youth strategy, in an attempt to make Victoria the best place to be for young people. This discussion paper has been released to gather public input on the development of the new strategy.
Policy report

Side by side: supporting youth peer work in mental health services

This policy paper outlines the barriers youth peer workers face and makes ten recommendations for ensuring that the workforce grows and is well-supported.
Report

OPCAT in Victoria: a thematic investigation of practices related to solitary confinement of children and young people

Children and young people in Victorian prisons and youth justice systems are being damaged rather than rehabilitated through excessive use of isolation and separation. This report considers the practical implications of implementing the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or...
Report

Improving educational connection for young people in custody: final report

The purpose of this study was to examine how education operates for young people in Victoria who have been remanded into custody or who have received custodial sentences. The study aimed to identify how improvements could be made to further support education inside custody.
Report

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...
Report

Youth detention population in Australia 2018

This bulletin looks at the numbers and rates of young people aged 10 and over who were in youth detention in Australia due to their involvement, or alleged involvement, in crime. It focuses on trends over the 4-year period from the June quarter 2014 to...
Report

Fulfilling the vision

This report, from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, looks to the future of how we care for young people with high risk and alleged offending behaviour, and the way we support them to live successfully in the community.
Report

Ngaga-dji (hear me): young voices creating change for justice

The Ngaga-dji project voices the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Victoria’s youth justice system.
Report

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.
Report

Timor-Leste national human development report 2018

This National Human Development Report (National HDR) puts the well-being of young people in Timor-Leste at the centre of the policy agenda. This report responds to the development aspirations of the youth of Timor-Leste, the drivers of the nation’s future development.
Report

Inquiry into youth justice centres in Victoria: final report

This report, and its 33 findings and 39 recommendations, reflect problems across Victoria’s youth justice system: from crime prevention, through to delays in the Children’s Court, staffing problems within youth justice centres and, finally, what happens when young people are released from detention.
Report

Review of Parkville youth justice precinct incident on 31 October 2015

This report was prepared at the request of the Victorian government, following a major incident at the Parkville youth justice centre on 31 October 2015.
Report

Security review of critical incidents at Parkville youth justice precinct on 6 & 7 March 2016

This report was prepared at the request of the Victorian government, following a major incident at the Parkville youth justice centre on 6 and 7 March 2016.
Report

Youth justice review and strategy: meeting needs and reducing offending

This review is intended to guide the strategy to strengthen and modernise Victoria’s youth justice system.
Report

Behaviour management practices at Banksia Hill Detention Centre

Managing young people in detention will always be difficult. Almost all the young people who are held at Banksia Hill face complex layers of dysfunction, disengagement. This review discusses behaviour management practices at Banksia Hill and the impact of the transformation project.
Report

Youth justice in Australia 2015–16

There were about 5,500 young people (aged 10 and older) under youth justice supervision in Australia on an average day in 2015–16, due to their involvement, or alleged involvement, in crime. This number has decreased by 21% over the 5 years to 2015–16. Around 4...