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Title: Juvenile%20justice%20trends%20in%20Australia


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Juvenile justice trends in Australia
  • Rachel Aalders

2
Key points
  • Relatively few young people are involved in the
    juvenile justice system
  • Significant and ongoing over-representation of
    Indigenous young people
  • Changes in the use of detention
  • Impact of factors at the state and territory
    level

3
Juvenile justice system in Australia
  • State and territory responsibility
  • Involves police, courts, juvenile justice
    agencies, parole boards
  • Young person
  • 1017 years (1016 years in Qld)
  • 18 in some cases

4
Juvenile justice systemoverview
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Juvenile justice data and reports
  • Juvenile justice in Australia (AIHW)
  • Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set
  • Unit-record data from 200001
  • Data in presentation 200708
  • Criminal Courts (ABS)
  • Finalised defendants
  • Childrens Court data from 200607
  • Recorded crimeoffenders (ABS)
  • People proceeded against by police
  • Data on children aged 10 years and older from
    200708

6
Only a few are supervised
  • For 1017 year olds, each year
  • 65,000 proceeded against by police
  • 25,000 defendants in Childrens Courts
  • 14,000 supervised by juvenile justice agencies
  • 6,000 in detention

7
National trends in supervision rates
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National trendscommunity
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National trendsdetention
10
National trends in detentionlegal status
11
Community and detention rates
12
Community-based supervisionIndigenous status
(rates)
13
DetentionIndigenous status (rates)
14
Detentionlegal status (rates)
15
Trends in remand
16
Trends in sentenced detention
17
Report availability
  • All AIHW publications available for free to
    download
  • https//www.aihw.gov.au
  • http//www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm
  • Juvenile justice report series
  • http//www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/seri
    es/405
  • Juvenile justice subject page
  • http//www.aihw.gov.au/phjj/juvenilejustice

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Contact details
  • Rachel Aalders
  • Senior Project Manager, Juvenile Justice
  • Child and Youth Welfare Unit
  • rachel.aalders_at_aihw.gov.au
  • juvenilejustice_at_aihw.gov.au
  • 02 6244 1112
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