Developing youth justice policy and programme design in Australia

Authors: Luke Butcher, Andrew Day, Debra Miles, Garry Kidd, Steven Stanton   Background The national Closing the Gap reform provides a mandate for mainstream organisations to undergo structural transformation to better address the needs and concerns of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. In the criminal justice sector, the reform resonates strongly with ongoing discussions…

Community engagement in youth justice program design

Authors: Luke Butcher James Cook University, Australia Andrew Day University of Melbourne, Australia Garry Kidd and Debra Miles James Cook University, Australia Steven Stanton Consultant, Australia   Background Aboriginal young people from rural areas in Australia are significantly over-represented in the youth justice system, and yet there is little evidence to indicate that current programs…

A Comparative Analysis of the Risk Profiles of Australian Young Offenders From Rural and Urban Communities

Authors: Luke Butcher, Andrew Day, Debra Miles, and Garry Kidd   Background Australian young people from rural areas, particularly Aboriginal young people, are overrepresented in the juvenile justice system. Apart from broad evidence regarding the entrenched social disadvantages experienced by young people in rural communities, the literature is limited in describing why this might be…

Position Paper: Youth Justice

Authors: Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak Limited   Background QATSICPP’s position papers are informed by evidence from a wide range of sources. For further detail on the evidence that informs our position on youth justice, please read our Youth Justice Evidence Review here.

CoE Youth Justice Evidence Review

Authors Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak Limited Background Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a long history of over-representation in the justice systems in Australia.Unfortunately, in Queensland the over-representation of First Nations young people is on an upward trajectory. The escalating rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and…