In Australia, around 7,200 young people were under juvenile justice supervision on any given day in 2008-09. Most (90%) were under community-based supervision, with the remainder in detention. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people continue to be over-represented, particularly in detention.
This report presents information on the young people under community-based supervision and in detention and the type and length of their supervision. For the first time, detailed information on all community-based orders supervised by juvenile justice agencies is presented, as well as new analyses on the remoteness and socioeconomic status of young people's usual residence.
ISSN 1833-3230; ISBN 978 1 74249 135 6; Cat. no. JUV 7; 216pp.; Internet only
AIHW 2011. Juvenile justice in Australia 2008-09. Juvenile justice series no. 7. Cat. no. JUV 7. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 21 October 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737418606>.