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2017

Northern Territory: youth justice supervision in 2015-16 (2017)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2017)

Youth justice in Australia 2015-16.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Commission for Children and Young People (2017)

The same four walls: Inquiry into the use of isolation, separation and lockdowns in the Victorian youth justice system.

Victoria: Commission for Children and Young People

Crime Statistics Agency (2017)

The cautious approach: police cautions and the impact on youth reoffending.

Melbourne: Crime Statistics Agency

Fitts MS, Palk GR, Lennon AJ, Clough AR (2017)

The characteristics of young Indigenous drink drivers in Queensland, Australia.

Traffic Injury Prevention; 18(3): 237-243

Hafekost K, Lawrence D, O'Leary C, Bower C, Semmens J, Zubrick SR (2017)

Maternal alcohol use disorder and risk of child contact with the justice system in Western Australia: a Population Cohort Record Linkage Study.

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research; Early View(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acer.13426): 1-9

Hurren E, Stewart A, Dennison S (2017)

Transitions and turning points revisited: a replication to explore child maltreatment and youth offending links within and across Australian cohorts.

Child Abuse & Neglect; 65: 24-36

Knight A, Havard A, Shakeshaft A, Maple M, Snijder M, Shakeshaft B (2017)

The feasibility of embedding data collection into the routine service delivery of a multi-component program for high-risk young people.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 14(2): 208

Retrieved 26 February 2017 from http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14020208

Malvaso CG, Delfabbro PH, Day A (2017)

Child maltreatment and criminal convictions in youth: the role of gender, ethnicity and placement experiences in an Australian population.

Children and Youth Services Review; 73: 57-65

Malvaso CG, Delfabbro PH, Day A (2017)

The child protection and juvenile justice nexus in Australia: a longitudinal examination of the relationship between maltreatment and offending.

Child Abuse & Neglect; 64: 32-46

Nelson P (2017)

Predictive validity of risk/needs assessment for young offenders under community supervision.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Royal Commission and Board of Inquiry into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory (2017)

Report of the Royal Commission and Board of Inquiry into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.

Darwin: Royal Commission and Board of Inquiry into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory

The Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory delivered its report to the Commonwealth and Northern Territory (NT) Governments on 17 November 2017. The Terms of reference for the report asked the Commission to look at the NT's youth detention and welfare over 10 years from 1 August 2006.

Some findings of the commission were that over 10 years:

  • youth detention centres used during the relevant period were not fit for accommodating children
  • at times children in detention were mistreated, verbally abused, humiliated, isolated or left alone for long periods of time.
  • in some cases children in detention may have been assaulted by staff
  • at times, youth justice officers deliberately withheld detainees' access to basic human needs such as water, food and the use of toilets
  • senior staff ignored the obligations imposed by legislation for the sake of operational convenience
  • senior people in NT Government knew about the conditions and did nothing
  • there are young people that have been damaged because of their time in detention.

The report made over 230 specific recommendations including:

  • NT Government immediately close Don Dale Youth Detention Centre
  • use of spit hoods should continue to be prohibited
  • NT and Commonwealth Governments immediately engage with Aboriginal community representatives to negotiate the broad terms for the partnership and its implementation across the NT built on the following principles:
    • the best interest of the child
    • local solutions for local problems
    • local decision-making
    • the centrality of family and community to the wellbeing of children and young people
    • the NT Government has the ultimate responsibility to ensure the safety and security of all NT children and young people
    • shared responsibility and accountability.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory (2017)

Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory: interim report.

Canberra: Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory

Schlumpp A, Ivanovici C (2017)

Young people returning to sentenced youth justice supervision 2015-16.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Sentas V, Pandolfini C (2017)

Policing young people in NSW: a study of the Suspect Targeting Management Plan.

Sydney: Youth Justice Coalition

Sims M, Cooper T, Barclay E, Scott J (2017)

Making sense of Indigenous youth night patrols.

Administration & Society; Onlinefirst(https://doi.org/10.1177/0095399717700225):

Thorburn K, Marshall M (2017)

The Yiriman Project in the West Kimberley: an example of justice reinvestment?.

Sydney: Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse

Valuri GM, Morgan F, Jablensky A, Morgan VA (2017)

Impact of social disadvantage and parental offending on rates of criminal offending among offspring of women with severe mental illness.

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; OnlineFirst(http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867416688099):

2016

Finlay SM, Williams M, McInerney M, Sweet M, Ward M, eds. (2016)

#JustJustice: tackling the over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Online: Croakey.org

This book is a collection of more than 90 articles from over 70 contributors, which profile solutions to the over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The articles were published over a period in 2015-16 via Croakey, with funding from a crowdfunded #JustJustice campaign.

This book aims to provide a significant intervention into public and policy debate about the over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. By privileging the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from across the country, and taking a strengths-based, solutions-focused approach, this book reveals the depth of knowledge, social and cultural capital, and leadership among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The book is split into a number of sections, which discuss:

  • cultural solutions
  • stories from the heart
  • landmarks in advocacy
  • Indigenous leadership
  • community driven innovation - justice reinvestment
  • focus on disabilities
  • trauma-informed solutions
  • caring for youth
  • health leadership
  • addressing racism
  • Don Dale
  • time for action
  • the #JustJustice story.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Aalders R (2016)

Young people in child protection and under youth justice supervision 2013-14.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Abraham A, Campbell A, Roberts A, Patman C, Dick D, Potts H, Smith J, Gray K, Wright P, Quiggin R (2016)

Social justice and native title report 2016.

Sydney: Australian Human Rights Commission

This publication, prepared annually in accordance with the Australian Human Rights Commission Act (1986) and the Native Title Act (1993), examines the enjoyment and exercise of human rights by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016. The report covers the following topics:

  • Chapter one: a snapshot of the key issues and developments that have affected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the enjoyment and exercise of their human rights during 2015-2016.
  • Chapter two: examines the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to participate in the economy through greater choice, participation and control over their own income.
  • Chapter three: an overview of the significant issues that have risen in relation to the exercise and enjoyment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' native title rights and interests under the Native Title Act 1993.
  • Chapter four: looks at Australia's human rights performance through the lens of the Universal Periodic Review process, with particular reference to the human rights issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The report provides recommendations to Government.

Abstract from authors

Amnesty International Australia (2016)

'Heads held high': keeping Queensland kids out of detention, strong in culture and community.

Sydney: Amnesty International Australia

First entry to youth justice supervision: 2014-15 (2016)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Remoteness, socioeconomic position and youth justice supervision: 2014-15 (2016)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Youth justice in Australia 2014-15.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Youth justice supervision history: 2014-15 (2016)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) (2016)

Youth detention population in Australia 2016.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Children’s Commissioner (2016)

Own initiative investigation report: services provided by the Northern Territory Department of Correctional Services to Don Dale Youth Detention Centre, Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre: final investigation report.

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner Northern Territory

Commissioner for Children and Young People WA (2016)

Voices of young people in youth justice.

Perth: Commissioner for Children and Young People WA

Hamburger K, Ferris A, Downes L, Hocken J, Ellis-Smith T, McAllister N (2016)

A safer Northern Territory through correctional interventions: report of the review of the Northern Territory Department of Correctional Services: summary, findings and recommendations.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of the Attorney-General and Justice

Housing and Homelessness Reporting and Development Unit (2016)

Vulnerable young people: interactions across homelessness, youth justice and child protection: 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2015.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Indig D, Frewen A, Moore E (2016)

Predictors and correlates of re-incarceration among Australian young people in custody.

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology; 49(1): 73-89

Malvaso C, Day A, Casey S, Corrado R (2016)

Young offenders, maltreatment, and trauma: a pilot study.

Psychiatry, Psychology and Law; Latest articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2016.1247682):

McGrath A (2016)

Intersections of Indigenous status, sex and age in sentencing decisions in the New South Wales Children's Court.

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology; 49(1): 90-112

Nicolson S, Tierney S, Gunn L, Collett E, Wadhera M, Pomering R, Price K (2016)

Children’s Rights Report 2016.

Canberra: Australian Human Rights Commission

O'Leary J (2016)

Protecting children from harm in juvenile detention.

Alternative Law Journal; 41(4): 239-243

Porter AJ (2016)

Decolonizing policing: Indigenous patrols, counter-policing and safety.

Theoretical Criminology; Online before print(http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1362480615625763):

Ringland C, Weatherburn D, Poynton S (2016)

Can child protection data improve the prediction of re-offending in young persons?.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Schlump A, Sweeney J (2016)

Young people in child protection and under youth justice supervision 2014-15.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2016)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2016 report.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. It is the seventh report in a series commissioned by all Australian governments, designed to measure progress in overcoming the disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The report is produced by the Steering Committee, commissioned by the Council of Australia Governments (COAG), in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The Steering Committee is advised by a working group made up of representatives from all Australian governments, the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

The report measures progress in relation to COAG Closing the Gap targets and against 52 indicators. Progress is measured across a range of areas including governance, leadership and culture, early childhood, education, health, home and safe and supportive communities. The report also includes case studies on things that work to improve outcomes.

The information in this report can help inform the design of policies.

Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2016)

Report on government services 2016, volume C: Justice.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Sutherland P, Millsteed M (2016)

Patterns of recorded offending behaviour amongst young Victorian offenders.

Melbourne: Crime Statistics Agency

Sweeney J, Schlumpp A (2016)

Young people returning to sentenced youth justice supervision 2014-15.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Watt BD, O'Leary J, O'Toole S (2016)

Juvenile fitness for trial: lawyer and youth justice officer professional survey.

Psychiatry, Psychology and Law; Latest articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2016.1220036):

2015

Aalders R (2015)

Using the Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set to measure returns to sentenced youth justice supervision: stage 2.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Aalders R (2015)

Young people returning to sentenced youth justice supervision 2015.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Agnew-Pauley W, Holmes J (2015)

Re-offending in NSW.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Allard T, Rayment-McHugh S, Adams D, Smallbone S, McKillop N (2015)

Responding to youth sexual offending: a field-based practice model that 'closes the gap' on sexual recidivism among Indigenous and non-Indigenous males.

Journal of Sexual Aggression; Latest articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13552600.2014.1003107):

Amnesty International Australia (2015)

'There is always a brighter future'. Keeping Indigenous kids in the community and out of detention in Western Australia.

Sydney: Amnesty International Australia

Amnesty International Australia (2015)

A brighter tomorrow: keeping Indigenous kids in the community and out of detention in Australia.

Sydney: Amnesty International Australia

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2015)

Prisoners in Australia, 2015.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Australia's welfare 2015.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Australia's welfare 2015: in brief.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Developing a linked data collection to report on the relationships between child protection and youth justice supervision.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Bartels L, Bolitho J, Richards K (2015)

Indigenous young people and the NSW children's court: magistrates' perceptions of the court's criminal jurisdiction.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 19(2): 34-44

Blagg H, Tulich T, Bush Z (2015)

Placing country at the centre: decolonising justice for Indigenous young people with foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 19(2): 4-16

Brisbane Indigenous Media Association (2015)

Stayin’ Strong: youth legal support service.

: Brisbane Indigenous Media Association

This podcast provides information on youth legal support services. The CEO of the Youth Advocacy Centre provides an overview of the services they deliver to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth:

  • representation services
  • social welfare component  - homelessness support, bail support program, family support.

The resource was produced by the Brisbane Indigenous Media Association (BIMA) for the Stayin' strong program. The Stayin' strong messages were originally aired on Indigenous radio station, 98.9fm, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners in south-east Queensland and are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Children’s Commissioner (2015)

Own initiative investigation report: services provided by the Department of Correctional Services at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre.

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner Northern Territory

Cunneen C (2015)

Surveillance, stigma, removal: Indigenous child welfare and juvenile justice in the age of neoliberalism.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 19(1): 32-45

Doolan I, Najman J, Henderson S, Cherney A, Plotnikova M, Ward J, Kemp R, Dev A, Smirnov A (2015)

A retrospective comparison study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander injecting drug users and their contact with youth detention and/or prison.

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin; 15(3)

Retrieved 10 August 2015 from http://healthbulletin.org.au/articles/a-retrospective-comparison-study-of-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-injecting-drug-users-and-their-contact-with-youth-detention-andor-prison/

Duncombe S (2015)

Courts: the NSW youth Koori court: a new pilot program.

LSJ: Law Society of NSW Journal; 2(3): 80-81

Earl C, Ogle G, McArthur E (2015)

Justice or an unjust system? Aboriginal over-representation in South Australia's juvenile justice system.

Adelaide: South Australian Council of Social Service

Haysom L, Indig D, Byun R, Moore E, van den Dolder P (2015)

Oral health and risk factors for dental disease of Australian young people in custody.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 51(5): 545–551

Haysom L, Samaras K, Stapylton C, Wines J (2015)

Statin-associated myotoxicity in an incarcerated Indigenous youth - the perfect storm.

Medical Journal of Australia; 202(7): 381-382

Kasinathan J (2015)

Predictors of rapid reincarceration in mentally ill young offenders.

Australasian Psychiatry; 23(5): 550-555

Kinner SA, Degenhardt L, Coffey C, Hearps S, Spittal M, Sawyer SM, Patton GC (2015)

Substance use and risk of death in young offenders: a prospective data linkage study.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 34(1): 46–50

KPMG (2015)

Final report for the evaluation of Queensland's youth boot camps.

Canberra: Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Moore E, Gaskin C, Indig D (2015)

Attempted suicide, self-harm, and psychological disorder among young offenders in custody.

Journal of Correctional Health Care; OnlineFirst(http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1078345815584849):

Morgan K, Sweeney J, Schlumpp A (2015)

Youth justice in Australia 2013-14.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Morgan K, Sweeney J, Shahid S (2015)

Pathways through youth justice supervision: further analyses.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (2015)

New South Wales criminal courts statistics 2014.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (2015)

New South Wales custody statistics quarterly update: December 2014.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (2015)

New South Wales custody statistics quarterly update: March 2015.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Payne J, Weatherburn D (2015)

Juvenile reoffending: a ten-year retrospective cohort analysis.

Australian Journal of Social Issues; 50(4): 349-371

Piggott E (2015)

Caution versus conference referral: a comparison of police diversion in reducing re-contact by first-time Indigenous juvenile offenders in South Australia.

Adelaide: South Australian Office of Crime Statistics and Research

Shaw G (2015)

An evaluation of the Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation Youth Development Program, incorporating the WETT (Warlpiri Education Training Trust) Youth Development Program.

Canberra: Bowchung Consulting

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2015)

Report on government services 2015, volume C: Justice.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2015)

Report on government services 2015: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This compendium of Indigenous data, now in its thirteenth edition, is drawn from information contained in the Report on Government Services 2015.

The Indigenous compendium is a compilation of data for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians from the 2015 report. Service areas covered by the 2015 report include:

  • child care, education and training
  • justice
  • emergency management
  • health
  • community services
  • housing and homelessness.

Performance reporting focuses on the degree to which the objective for a service is met. The report details the objective (outcomes) for each service stated and the performance indicators measuring the achievement of each objective.

Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission

Western Australian Department of Premier and Cabinet (2015)

Aboriginal youth services investment reforms.

Perth: Western Australian Department of Premier and Cabinet

2014

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Health indicators for remote service delivery communities: a summary report 2003–2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Indigenous child safety.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This paper is the second on the topic of child safety in the Indigenous observatory series of papers. It updates information presented in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child safety 2011.

The paper presents key measures that were adapted from the national indicator framework to provide an overview of the safety and security of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Data are presented on the following topics:

  • children who were hospitalised for injuries and who died from injuries
  • children who were the subject of substantiated abuse or neglect
  • children who were victims of sexual assault
  • children who were homeless
  • children who were under youth justice supervision.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Pathways through youth justice supervision.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Youth detention population in Australia 2014.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Commissioner for Children and Young People WA (2014)

The state of Western Australia's children and young people - edition two.

Perth: Commissioner for Children and Young People WA

Gotsis T (2014)

A statistical snapshot of crime and justice in New South Wales.

Sydney: NSW Parliamentary Research Service

Haysom L, Indig D, Moore E, Gaskin C (2014)

Intellectual disability in young people in custody in New South Wales, Australia - prevalence and markers.

Journal of Intellectual Disability Research; 58(11): 1004–1014

Higgins D, Davis K (2014)

Law and justice: prevention and early intervention programs for Indigenous youth.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Australian Institute of Family Studies

This report provides information on whether programs providing prevention and early intervention among Indigenous young people are effective in reducing the over-representation of this population in the criminal justice system. It provides detailed information on:

  • population information on Indigenous youth at-risk of offending
  • the current policy framework
  • risk factors
  • types of intervention programs
  • elements of effective service
  • gaps in the evidence.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Kinner SA, Degenhardt L, Coffey C, Sawyer S, Hearps S, Patton G (2014)

Complex health needs in the youth justice system: a survey of community-based and custodial offenders.

Journal of Adolescent Health; 54(5): 521–526

Larsen JL (2014)

Restorative justice in the Australian criminal justice system.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Moore E, Indig D, Haysom L (2014)

Traumatic brain injury, mental health, substance use, and offending among incarcerated young people.

Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation; 29(3): 239-247

Ng C (2014)

Invisible female indigenous offenders in the youth justice system: what's the problem? An illustration from the northern territory perspective.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 18(2): 19-28

Petrie M, Schlumpp A, Sweeney J (2014)

Youth justice in Australia 2012-13.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Porter AJ (2014)

Decolonising juvenile justice: Aboriginal patrols, safety and the policing of Indigenous communities.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Sydney: Sydney

Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (2014)

Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission National Children’s Commissioner’s examination of intentional self-harm and suicidal behaviour in children.

Melbourne: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2014)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2014.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. It is the sixth report in a series commissioned by all Australian governments, designed to measure progress in overcoming the disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have been actively involved in the development and production of the report. The report measures the progress of the six targets set by the Council of Australian Governments Closing the gap strategy, together with other identified significant indicators. The report has three main sections:

  • an overview of the key messages
  • the main report which provides the evidence base for the framework for the report and detailed information on outcomes
  • tables expanding on the data presented in the report.

The information in this report can help inform the design of policies.

Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2014)

Report on government services 2014: community services: volume F.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2014)

Report on government services 2014: justice: volume C.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

Stewart J, Hedwards B, Richards K, Willis M, Higgins D (2014)

Indigenous youth justice programs evaluation.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Weatherby-Fell C (2014)

A complete overhaul of the bail system? The incoming New South Wales bail act 2013 and Aboriginal juvenile offenders.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(11): 24-29

Yi SX, Foley T (2014)

Implementing restorative justice to address Indigenous youth recidivism and over-incarceration in the act: navigating law reform dynamics.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 18(1): 138-152

2013

Aboriginal Affairs Taskforce (2013)

Victorian Government Aboriginal affairs report 2012.

Melbourne: Department of Planning and Community Development

Allard T, Chrzanowski A, Stewart A (2013)

Targeting crime prevention to reduce offending: identifying communities that generate chronic and costly offenders.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Australian Capital Territory: overview of youth justice supervision in 2011-12 (2013)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Comparisons between the youth and adult justice systems: 2011–12 (2013)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

First entry to supervision: 2011-12 (2013)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

New South Wales: overview of youth justice supervision in 2011–12 (2013)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Queensland: overview of youth justice supervision in 2011-12 (2013)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Remoteness area and socioeconomic status: 2011-12 (2013)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

South Australia: overview of youth justice supervision in 2011-12 (2013)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Tasmania: overview of youth justice supervision in 2011-12 (2013)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Using the Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set to measure youth recidivism.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Victoria: overview of youth justice supervision in 2011-12 (2013)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Young people aged 10–14 in the youth justice system 2011–12.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Youth detention population in Australia 2013.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Youth justice fact sheets (2013)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Youth justice in Australia 2011–12: an overview.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Youth justice orders and supervision periods: 2011-12 (2013)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Youth justice supervision history: 2011–12 (2013)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (2013)

Insights from the coalface: the value of justice reinvestment for young Australians.

Sydney: Australian Youth Affairs Coalition

Closing the Gap Clearinghouse (2013)

Diverting Indigenous offenders from the criminal justice system.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (2013)

Child guardian report: youth justice system 2011-12.

Brisbane: Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (2013)

Snapshot 2013: children and young people in Queensland.

Brisbane: Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Commissioner for Children and Young People WA (2013)

Youth justice.

Perth: Commissioner for Children and Young People WA

Cunningham T, Ivory B, Chenhall R, McMahon R, Senior K (2013)

Youth gangs in a remote Indigenous community: importance of cultural authority and family support.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Doolan I (2013)

Causes and consequences of youth detention.

Master of Philosophy thesis, The University of Queensland: Brisbane

Doolan I, Najman JM, Mills R, Cherney A, Strathearn L (2013)

Does child abuse and neglect explain the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in youth detention? Findings from a birth cohort study.

Child Abuse & Neglect; 37(5): 303–309

Goldsmith A, Halsey M (2013)

Cousins in crime: mobility, place and belonging in Indigenous youth co-offending.

British Journal of Criminology; 53(6): 1157-1177

Haysom L, Indig D, Moore E, Hardy LL, van den Dolder PA (2013)

Prevalence and perceptions of overweight and obesity in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal young people in custody.

Medical Journal of Australia; 199(4): 266-270

Lindeman M, Flouris A, Lopes J (2013)

Youth programs in remote central Australian Aboriginal communities 2013.

Darwin: Centre for Remote Health

This report provides information on a study undertaken to explore the enablers and barriers of youth programs in remote Central Australian Indigenous communities.

The report includes the aims and methodology of the study, a literature review and recommendations, with the findings organised into these topics:

  • background of Central Australian young people development programs
  • important elements of youth development programs
  • defining features of youth programs
  • youth program workforce
  • youth program outcomes
  • collaboration and relationships
  • resources and infrastructure
  • the context of service delivery in remote communities
  • 'youth-centred, context-specific' services

The study was conducted in partnership between the Centre for Remote Health (CRH) and the Central Australian Youth Link-Up Service (CAYLUS).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Moore E, Gaskin C, Indig D (2013)

Childhood maltreatment and post-traumatic stress disorder among incarcerated young offenders.

Child Abuse & Neglect; 37(10): 861–870

Pheeney D (2013)

Understanding the importance and 'potential' of the youth offenders act 1997 (NSW) in addressing the over-representation of Aboriginal juveniles in the criminal justice system.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(9): 27-29

Richards K, Renshaw L (2013)

Bail and remand for young people in Australia: a national research project.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Shadbolt G (2013)

Naming and shaming youth offenders: bonfire of the vanities.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(9): 3-6

Smallbone S, Rayment-McHugh S (2013)

Preventing youth sexual violence and abuse: problems and solutions in the Australian context.

Australian Psychologist; 48(1): 3–13

van Dooren K, Kinner SA, Forsyth S (2013)

Risk of death for young ex-prisoners in the year following release from adult prison.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 37(4): 377-382

Van Dooren K, Richards A, Lennox N, Kinner SA (2013)

Complex health-related needs among young, soon-to-be-released prisoners.

Health & Justice; 1

Retrieved 24 October 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2194-7899-1-1

Wagland P, Blanch B (2013)

Youths in custody in NSW: aspirations and strategies for the future.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Wan W, Moore E, Moffatt S (2013)

The impact of the NSW Young Offenders Act (1997) on the likelihood of a custodial order.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Ware V-A (2013)

Mentoring programs for Indigenous youth at risk.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

This report examines evidence and provides information on effective mentoring programs for Indigenous young people at risk of engaging in antisocial and risky behaviours. The report provides detailed information on:

  • risk and protective factors relating to antisocial and risky behaviours
  • mentoring programs and how they work
  • principles for effective mentoring of at-risk Indigenous youth
  • characteristics of effective mentoring relationships
  • ineffective mentoring practices
  • current gaps in research.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Western Australian Council of Social Service, Western Australian Association for Mental Health, Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (2013)

Justice and community safety in Western Australia: a call for efficient investment in effective outcomes.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Council of Social Service

This report outlines offending and justice issues in Western Australia (WA), and recommends a policy shift to 'justice reinvestment', an approach that aims to address the risk factors of crime, crime prevention, and adequate rehabilitation of offenders. This report provides details on:

  • current levels of offending in WA and the economic costs associated with these levels
  • the health and social determinants of offending
  • the role of the community sector
  • barriers to the adoption of a 'justice reinvestment' approach in WA
  • the 'delivering community services in partnership' policy in WA
  • recommendations.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2012

Aboriginal Affairs Taskforce (2012)

Victorian Government Indigenous affairs report 2010-11.

Melbourne: Department of Planning and Community Development

ACT Community Services Directorate (2012)

Blueprint for youth justice in the ACT 2012-22.

Canberra, ACT: ACT Community Services Directorate

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identification in community services data collections: an updated data quality report.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Children and young people at risk of social exclusion: links between homelessness, child protection and juvenile justice.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Girls and young women in the juvenile justice system: 2010-11.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Indigenous young people in the juvenile justice system: 2010–11.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Juvenile detention population in Australia 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Juvenile detention population in Australia: 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Juvenile justice in Australia: 2010–11.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Linking SAAP, child protection and juvenile justice data: technical report.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Beresford Q (2012)

Crime, justice and Aboriginal youth.

In: Beresford Q, Partington G, Gower G, eds. Reform and resistance in Aboriginal education: fully revised edition. Revised ed. Perth, WA: UWA Publishing: 235-260

Blagg H (2012)

Re-imagining youth justice: cultural contestation in the Kimberley region of Australia since the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

Theoretical Criminology; 16(4): 481-498

Brown L (2012)

The criminalisation of conduct: Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 7(28): 8-11

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (2012)

Child Guardian report: investigation into the use of force in Queensland youth detention centres.

Brisbane: Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Commissioner for Children and Young People WA (2012)

Building blocks: best practice programs that improve the wellbeing of children and young people – edition one.

Perth: Commissioner for Children and Young People WA

This report, prepared by the Commissioner for Children and Young People in Western Australia, provides the details of 82 evidence-based programs from WA and across Australia. These programs demonstrate best or promising practice and all aim to increase the wellbeing of children and young people. Each program addresses at least one of the eight areas of wellbeing:

  • health and safety
  • education
  • material wellbeing
  • family and peer relationships
  • participation
  • subjective wellbeing
  • behaviours and risks
  • environment.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Crane PR (2012)

Youth alcohol and drug practice guide 2: legal and ethical dimensions of practice.

Brisbane: Dovetail

This report was developed to provide a good practice guide for workers or services in Queensland engaging with young people affected by alcohol and other drug (AOD) use. The report covers the legal and ethical dimensions of practice in the AOD field, and aims to contribute to the growing knowledge and skill-base on how to most effectively work with young people experiencing problematic AOD use.

This report is one of six good practice guides developed by Dovetail in partnership with the School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology. The guides are designed for use by practitioners across clinical and community-based contexts.

Abstract adapted from Dovetail

Doolan I, Najman JM, Cherney A (2012)

Health needs of Australian Indigenous young people entering detention.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 48(10): 896–901

Indig D, Haysom L (2012)

Smoking behaviours among young people in custody in New South Wales, Australia.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 31(5): 631–637

Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services (2012)

Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services report: June 2011 to August 2012.

Darwin: Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services

This is the first of two annual reports that examine the objectives, strategies and funding arrangements of agreements that form the basis of the partnership between the Commonwealth and Northern Territory (NT) governments aimed at closing the gap in living conditions and social outcomes for Aboriginal Territorians.

The geographies assessed in the report include; Territory growth towns, Community living areas, town camps, homelands, communities and outstations.

The report focuses on four major themes arising from the approach taken by governments in relation to Aboriginal people since the NT emergency response (NTER) commenced in 2007 and reflected in the Stronger futures arrangements proposed for the next ten years. These are:

  • transparency and accountability
  • the balance between the crisis and developmental aspects of initiatives under both the NTER and Stronger futures
  • the marginalisation of Aboriginal people in decision making and resource allocation
  • the lack of long-term planning and capacity development within Aboriginal towns, particularly the transfer of service delivery from Aboriginal organisations to the non-Indigenous, non-profit sector.
The report makes twelve recommendations in the following areas:population and mobility; one-stop shop business centres; accountability and transparency; prioritisation of investments; community safety; early childhood; education; youth services review; labour force participation; workforce development (housing); housing; and health (morgues).

Abstract adapted from Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services report

Pheeney D (2012)

"Do you reckon I'm gunna get bail?": The impact and consequences of New South Wales bail laws on Aboriginal juveniles.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 7(30): 3-7

Queensland Office of Youth (2012)

Youth at risk initiative: program guidelines.

Brisbane: Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services: Office of Youth

Queensland Office of Youth (2012)

Youth at risk initiative: referral and information sharing protocol.

Brisbane: Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services: Office of Youth

Trotter C, Evans P (2012)

Analysing of supervision skills of juvenile justice workers.

Canberra: Criminology Research Advisory Council

Weatherburn D, Bargen J (2012)

Future directions for juvenile justice in NSW [video].

: New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics

Whitton N, Indig D (2012)

Improving Aboriginal juvenile detainees' access to community health services.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 36(1): 13-17

2011

Stewart A, Allard T, Dennison S, eds. (2011)

Evidence based policy and practice in youth justice.

Sydney: Federation Press

Allard T (2011)

Indigenous young people and the justice system: establishing an evidence base.

In: Stewart A, Allard T, Dennison S, eds. Evidence based policy and practice in youth justice. Sydney: Federation Press: 28-45

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Juvenile justice in Australia 2009-10.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Juvenile justice in Australia 2009-10: an overview.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Juvenile justice in Australia, 2008-09.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (2011)

Submission to the House of Representatives Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues: inquiry into the high level of involvement of Indigenous juveniles and young adults in the criminal justice system.

Dulwich Hill, NSW: Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation

Bond CEW, Jeffries S (2011)

Indigeneity and the likelihood of imprisonment in Queensland's adult and children's courts.

Psychiatry, Psychology and Law; 19(2): 169-183

Borowski A (2011)

In courtroom 7— the Children's Koori Court at work: findings from an evaluation.

International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology; 55(7): 1110-1134

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (2011)

Child guardian: consultation report youth justice system.

Brisbane: Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (2011)

Summary report - views of young people in detention centres, Queensland, 2011.

Brisbane: Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (2011)

Views of young people in detention centres, Queensland, 2011.

Brisbane: Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (2011)

Your views... Detention Queensland 2011.

Brisbane: Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Higgins D (2011)

Protecting children: evolving systems.

Family Matters; 89(2011): 5-10

Indig D, Vecchiato C, Haysom L, Beilby R, Carter J, Champion U, Gaskin C, Heller E, Kumar S, Mamone N, Muir P, van den Dolder P, Whitton G (2011)

2009 NSW young people in custody health survey: full report.

Sydney: Justice Health and Juvenile Justice

Indig D, Vecchiato C (2011)

Social determinants of health, risk behaviours and mental health among Aboriginal juvenile detainees.

Paper presented at the Coalition for Research to Improve Aboriginal Health Conference. 5-6 May 2011, Doltone House, Sydney

Judicial Officers Bulletin (2011)

Mentoring Indigenous young people: the Tribal Warrior program.

Judicial Officers Bulletin; 23(1): 5-6

Little S, Allard T, Chrzanowski A, Stewart A (2011)

Diverting young Indigenous people from the Queensland youth justice system : the use and impact of police diversionary practices and alternatives for reducing Indigenous over-representation.

Brisbane: Justice Modelling @ Griffith

New South Wales Ombudsman (2011)

Kariong Juvenile Correctional Centre: meeting the challenges.

Sydney: New South Wales Ombudsman

Richards K, Rosevear L, Gilbert R (2011)

Promising interventions for reducing Indigenous juvenile offending.

Sydney: Indigenous justice clearinghouse

Richards K (2011)

Measuring juvenile recidivism in Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Richards K (2011)

Trends in juvenile detention in Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Satya S, Barson RB (2011)

A contemporary snapshot of two issues upon which the RCIADIC report commented: youth justice and the over-incarceration of Aboriginal young people, and alcohol-related offences and offending.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 15(1): 87-93

Skinner VR (2011)

A sociological study of Indigenous adolescent offending in Queensland.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Central Queensland University: Rockhampton, Qld

Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (2011)

Doing time - time for doing: Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system.

Canberra: Parliament of Australia

This report by the Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs presents findings from an inquiry into the high levels of involvement of Indigenous juveniles and young adults in the criminal justice system. The committee was focused on identifying reasons for the continuing over-representation of Indigenous young people in custody, and specifically ways of prevention and early intervention to curb this.

A major finding of the committee was the need for the Closing the gap strategy to include a national partnership agreement specifically relating to the Safe communities building block which would be inclusive of specific targets relating to justice. The committee made 40 recommendations to the Australian Government.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Vinson T, Ericson M (2011)

Young people on remand in Victoria: guilt not yet determined, balancing individual and community interests.

Melbourne: Jesuit Social Services

 
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