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2014

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Indigenous child safety.

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

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; Early View(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jir.12109):

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

Petrie M, Schlumpp A, Sweeney J (2014)

Youth justice in Australia 2012-13.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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)

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

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

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, 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 and 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

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

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

2010

Safe Aboriginal Youth Program (2010)

Aboriginal Programs Unit

Developed by New South Wales (NSW) Government to reduce the rate of juvenile offending, the Safe Aboriginal youth (SAY) program provides two different youth support options (patrol and activities) that are implemented by non-government organisations and operate in 11 communities. The SAY patrol model provides a safe transport and outreach service for young people who are on the streets late at night. The SAY activity model provides supervised recreational and structured activities and access to food.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Allard T, Stewart A, Chrzanowski A, Ogilvie J, Birks D, Little S (2010)

Police diversion of young offenders and Indigenous over-representation.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

This report describes the findings of a study into the incidence, nature, and outcome of contact with the juvenile justive system, for a cohort of 8,236 young people aged 10 to 16 years in Queensland between 2000 and 2007. The study was designed to assess whether greater use of diversionary measures, as opposed to formal sanctions, would reduce over-representation of Indigenous juveniles within the juvenile justice system. The study comprised three primary research topics: the amount/extent of contact with the juvenile justice system; processes used; and the impact of police diversion on further contact with the juvenile justice system. The study's findings indicate that Indigenous juveniles come into contact with police earlier, at a more frequent rate and are less likely to be diverted to informal measures than non-Indigenous juveniles.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Juvenile justice in Australia 2008-09: interim report - main tables.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Borowski A (2010)

Indigenous participation in sentencing young offenders: findings from an evaluation of the Children's Koori Court of Victoria.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology; 43(3): 465-484

Indig D, McEntyre E, Page J, Ross B (2010)

2009 NSW inmate health survey: Aboriginal health report.

Sydney: Justice Health

NSW Ombudsman (2010)

Inquiry into service provision to the Bourke and Brewarrina communities : a special report to Parliament under section 31 of the Ombudsman Act 1974.

Sydney: NSW Ombudsman

Richards K, Lyneham M (2010)

Juveniles in detention in Australia, 1981-2008.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Sawyer MG, Guidolin M, Schulz K, McGinnes B, Baghurst P, Zubrick SR (2010)

Mental health problems among young people on remand: has anything changed since 1989?.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(6): 594–597

Sawyer MG, Guidolin M, Schulz KL, McGinnes B, Zubrick SR, Baghurst PA (2010)

The mental health and wellbeing of adolescents on remand in Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; 44(6): 551-559

Smith N (2010)

Why is the NSW juvenile reconviction rate higher than expected?.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

2009

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Juvenile justice in Australia 2007-08.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Brown L, Zulumovski K (2009)

A better future for Australia's Indigenous young people: submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Inquiry into the high level of involvement of Indigenous juveniles and young adults in the criminal justice system.

Sydney: Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Carrington K, Pereira M (2009)

Offending youth : sex, crime and justice.

Annandale, N.S.W.: Federation Press

Fernandez JA, Walsh MRJ, Maller MG, Wrapson W (2009)

Police arrests and juvenile cautions Western Australia 2006.

Perth, WA: Crime and Research Centre, University of Western Australia

Gilbert R, Wilson A (2009)

Staying strong on the outside: improving the post-release experience of Indigenous young adults.

Sydney: Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse

MacLean S, Bruun A, Mallett S, Green R (2009)

Social contexts of substance use for vulnerable 13-15 year olds in Melbourne youth drug reporting system.

Melbourne: Department of Health, Victoria

National Justice Chief Executive Officers Group (2009)

Staying strong on the outside: Indigenous young adults - final report.

Sydney: Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse

Richards K (2009)

Juveniles' contact with the criminal justice system in Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Smallbone S, Crissman B, Rayment-McHugh S (2009)

Improving therapeutic engagement with adolescent sexual offenders.

Behavioral Sciences & the Law; 27(6): 862-877

Taylor N (2009)

Juveniles in detention in Australia, 1981-2007.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Koori youth justice (2009)

Victorian Department of Human Services

The Koori youth justice factsheet, produced by the Victorian Department of Human Services, provides information on youth justice programs designed for Koori people in Victoria. The factsheet includes details on:

  • the Koori youth justice program
  • the Koori intensive bail support program
  • the Koori early school leavers and youth education program
  • the Koori pre and post release program
  • the Yannabil youth justice Koori visitors program
  • the health and safety of young people in custody
  • Aboriginal cultural support plans
  • the role of youth justice units
  • the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement
  • training and future directions.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2008

Butler T, Belcher JM, Champion U, Kenny D, Allerton M, Fasher M (2008)

The physical health status of young Australian offenders.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 32(1): 73-80

Frize M, Kenny D, Lennings C (2008)

The relationship between intellectual disability, Indigenous status and risk of reoffending in juvenile offenders on community orders.

Journal of Intellectual Disability Research; 52(6): 510-519

Kenny DT, Lennings CJ, Nelson PK (2008)

The mental health of young offenders serving orders in the community: implications for rehabilitation.

Journal of Offender Rehabilitation; 45(1&2): 123-148

Kenny DT, Nelson PK, Schreiner I, Lennings CJ, Butler T (2008)

Young offenders on community orders: health, welfare and criminogenic needs.

Sydney: Sydney University Press

Stathis S, Letters P, Doolan I, Fleming R, Heath K, Arnett A, Cory S (2008)

Use of the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument to assess mental health problems in young people within an Australian youth detention centre.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 44(7-8): 438-443

Van der Poorten D, Kenny D, George J (2008)

Prevalence of and risk factors for hepatitis C in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal adolescent offenders.

Medical Journal of Australia; 188(10): 610-614

 
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