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…