youth justice


16 Apr 2019

This report documents the ACT Human Rights Commission’s investigations into a range of allegations and concerns about the treatment of young people at Bimberi Youth Justice Centre in the period from 2014 to 2017.


7 Feb 2019

This overview summarises 10 key legislative changes to sentencing law in Victoria from 2018, including the introduction of standard sentences, Category A and B serious youth offences and youth control orders. It also looks at two judicial decisions that will affect the way that sentencing...


22 Jan 2019

This chapter reports on the performance of governments in providing youth justice services.


19 Dec 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...


16 Oct 2018

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.


4 Oct 2018

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...


11 Sep 2018

This report raises a number of concerns regarding the welfare and treatment of young adults in Victorian prisons, and questions whether these standards are being met.


29 Aug 2018

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


8 Aug 2018

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.


25 May 2018

This report looks at young people who were under youth justice supervision in Australia during 2016–17 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.


23 Jan 2018

This chapter reports on the performance of governments in providing youth justice services.


7 Sep 2017

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.


7 Sep 2017

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.

Fact sheet

31 Mar 2017

Summary: This fact sheet summarises statistics on youth justice supervision in New South Wales in 2015–16 and includes some national comparisons.

Differences in youth justice supervision among the states and territories may reflect differences in legislation as well as policy and practice.


31 Mar 2017

There is a strong perception that the system of detention in the Northern Territory is failing.

It is failing our young people, it is failing those who work in the system and it is also failing the people of the Northern Territory who are...


23 Mar 2017

Children and young people in Victoria’s youth justice centres are subjected to unacceptable levels of isolation and are routinely “locked down” due to staffing issues, a report by the Commission for Children and Young People tabled in Parliament today reveals.

The report offers an...


1 Dec 2016

I am pleased to present my fourth annual Children’s Rights Report as the National Children’s Commissioner. This report details how I have fulfilled my statutory functions, outlined in Section 46MB of the Australia Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth) (the Act) during the 2015-16 period....


28 Oct 2016

Research shows that children and young people who have been abused or neglected are at greater risk of engaging in criminal activity and entering the youth justice system. A better understanding of the characteristics and pathways of children and young people who are both in...


9 Oct 2015

The youth justice system manages children and young people who have committed, or allegedly committed, an offence. In Australia, youth justice is the responsibility of the states and territories, and each has its own legislation, policies and practices. However, the general processes by which young...


30 Oct 2011

The aim, through collecting data, analysing it and converting it to evidence about outcomes, is to positively influence the service system, so that it is able to better meet the needs of the children and young people who depend on it.

Young people in...



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