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released: 21 Oct 2011 author: AIHW media release

In Australia, around 7,250 young people were under juvenile justice supervision on any given day in 2009-10. These young people spent, on average, a total of 6 months under supervision during 2009-10. Most (86%) were under community-based supervision, with the remainder in detention, and almost half of those under supervision in 2009-10 had never been in detention. This report presents information on the characteristics of young people under community-based supervision and in detention and the type and length of their supervision.

ISSN 1833-3230; ISBN 978-1-74249-212-4; Cat. no. JUV 8; 250pp.; Internet only

Publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Notes
    • Main findings
      • Most young people are under community-based supervision
      • Young people spend half the year under juvenile justice supervision
      • Almost half of those under supervision have never been in detention
  • Body section
    • 1 Overview
      • 1.1 Young people under supervision
      • 1.2 States and territories
      • 1.3 Use of detention
      • 1.4 Community-based supervision
      • 1.5 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people
      • 1.6 Remoteness and socioeconomic status of usual residence
      • 1.7 Supervision trends
      • 1.8 Comparison with adults
      • 1.9 Report structure
    • 2 The juvenile justice system in Australia
      • 2.1 Definition of a young person
      • 2.2 Government departments and agencies involved in the juvenile justice system
      • 2.3 Young people involved in the juvenile justice system
      • 2.4 Juvenile justice supervision in the states and territories
    • 3 Data and methods
      • 3.1 Redevelopment of the Juvenile Justice NMDS
      • 3.2 Data on children and young people under juvenile justice supervision
      • 3.3 Data on types of supervision
      • 3.4 Data coverage
      • 3.5 Methods
      • 3.6 Appendix tables
    • 4 Characteristics of young people under supervision
      • 4.1 Summary
      • 4.2 Age, sex and Indigenous status
      • 4.3 First supervision
      • 4.4 Remoteness of usual residence
      • 4.5 Socioeconomic status of usual residence
    • 5 Characteristics of supervision and orders
      • 5.1 Summary
      • 5.2 Number of orders and supervision periods
      • 5.3 Time under supervision
      • 5.4 Types of supervision
      • 5.5 Supervision history
    • 6 Community-based supervision
      • 6.1 Summary
      • 6.2 Number and rate of young people under community-based supervision
        • Trends
      • 6.3 First supervision
      • 6.4 Remoteness of usual residence
      • 6.5 Socioeconomic status of usual residence
      • 6.6 Time under community-based supervision
      • 6.7 Legal status
      • 6.8 Types of supervision
    • 7 Detention
      • 7.1 Summary
      • 7.2 Number and rate of young people in detention
      • 7.3 First supervision and first detention
      • 7.4 Remoteness of usual residence
      • 7.5 Socioeconomic status of usual residence
      • 7.6 Time in detention
      • 7.7 Receptions and releases
      • 7.8 Legal status
      • 7.9 Unsentenced detention
      • 7.10 Sentenced detention
    • 8 State and territory summary
      • 8.1 New South Wales
      • 8.2 Victoria
      • 8.3 Queensland
      • 8.4 Western Australia
      • 8.5 South Australia
      • 8.6 Tasmania
      • 8.7 Australian Capital Territory
      • 8.8 Northern Territory
  • End matter
    • Appendix A State and territory juvenile justice systems, programs and services
      • New South Wales
      • Victoria
      • Queensland
      • South Australia
      • Western Australia
      • Tasmania
      • Northern Territory
      • Australian Capital Territory
    • Appendix B Population data
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Juvenile justice in Australia 2009-10. Juvenile justice series no. 8. Cat. no. JUV 8. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 24 April 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420208>.