Youth justice

Alternate Term Label:
Juvenile justice
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Strategy

Youth Justice Strategic Plan 2020–2030

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.
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Implementing OPCAT in Australia 2020

The Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) aims to improve how people’s human rights are protected when they are detained. The Australian Human Rights Commission believes that there needs to be greater momentum in...
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‘Crossover kids’: vulnerable children in the youth justice system

This is the third and final report in the Council’s series on ‘crossover kids’: sentenced and diverted children known to the Victorian Child Protection Service. The series studied 5,063 children sentenced or diverted in the Children’s Court and identified those who were known to child...
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Critical condition: the impact of Covid-19 policies, policing and prisons on First Nations communities

This report highlights the ways Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have been disproportionately affected by the more punitive and restrictive policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Youth justice in Australia 2018–19

This report looks at young people who were under youth justice supervision in Australia during 2018–19 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.
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Crossover youth scoping study

'Crossover Children' are young people (14-17 years) who cross from state care and protection to serious and recidivist offending. The report reviews the research and statistics both past and present, both nationally and internationally related to this population.
Technical report

Technical note: COVID-19 and children deprived of their liberty

This report argues that lessons learned from previous outbreaks emphasise the need for States to accommodate increased child protection needs when devising and implementing their response plans to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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‘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...
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Youth detention population in Australia 2019

This bulletin presents information on the youth detention population in Australia from June 2015 to June 2019. Over the 4-year period, the number of young people in detention fluctuated across quarters with no clear trend.
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Changing direction: mental health needs of justice-involved young people in Australia

This report presents findings on the mental health of 465 justice-involved young people. Findings are drawn from a wider survey of the mental, sexual and reproductive health of young people (14–17 years old) in contact with the justice system conducted in Queensland and Western Australia...