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Tuesday 21st of November 2017

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Young people in child protection and under youth justice supervision 2015–16


Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Abstract

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 the child protection system and under youth justice supervision can help support staff, case workers, and policy makers to get the best outcomes for these children and young people.

Using data from the linked child protection and youth justice supervision data collection, this report presents information on young people who were involved in the child protection system, and also subject to youth justice supervision at some time between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2016.

The cohort includes young people who were aged 10–16 on 1 July 2014 to ensure all possible youth justice supervision is included across the 2-year period. Results are limited to the 6 jurisdictions with data in both child protection and youth justice national minimum data sets—a total of 47,697 young people (43,326 from child protection, and 7,185 from youth justice). 

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Scope

Europe - Australia

Year Language

2017 English

Category Type

Grey Literature Report

Keywords

Child, Justice, Protection, Supervision

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