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released: 27 Aug 2008 author: AIHW media release

Juvenile justice in Australia 2006-07 is the fourth report on young people in juvenile justice supervision in Australia. It includes information on the characteristics of young people in community-based supervision and detention in 2006-07 and the type and length of supervision they experience, as well as patterns of supervision over time and analyses of trends. The report provides data from the Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set (JJ NMDS), which is based on the experience of the young person within supervision rather than on legal orders and contains data from 2000-01. The JJ NMDS was developed by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the Australasian Juvenile Justice Administrators.

ISSN 1833-3230; ISBN 978 1 74024 823 5; Cat. no. JUV 4; 144pp.; Out of print

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (88KB PDF)
    • Half title and verso pages
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Main findings
    • Executive summary
    • Young people under supervision
    • Supervision experience
  • Sections
    1. Introduction (106KB PDF)
      1. Background to the Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set
      2. The juvenile justice process in Australia
      3. Key policy directions
      4. Report structure
    2. National juvenile justice data: scope, definitions and interpretation (96KB PDF)
      1. Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set
      2. Interpretation of the data
      3. Development and data quality
    3. Characteristics of young people (151KB PDF)
      1. Summary
      2. Number of young people under supervision
      3. Number of males and females under supervision
      4. Age of young people under supervision
      5. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people under supervision
      6. Relationships between sex, age and Indigenous status
      7. Age at first juvenile justice supervision
    4. Average daily numbers (114KB PDF)
      1. Summary
      2. Average daily numbers in community supervision
      3. Average daily numbers in detention
      4. Average daily numbers under juvenile justice supervision
    5. Juvenile justice supervision (201KB PDF)
      1. Summary
      2. Number and length of supervision periods
      3. Types of supervision
      4. Relationship between first supervision and subsequent supervision experience
  • End matter (159KB PDF)
    • Appendix A: Juvenile justice legislation in Australia
    • Appendix B: Key elements of juvenile justice systems in each state and territory
      • New South Wales
      • Victoria
      • Queensland
      • Western Australia
      • South Australia
      • Tasmania
      • Australian Capital Territory
      • Northern Territory
    • Appendix C: List of remand and detention centres
    • Appendix D: Tables
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Notes and corrections

The current version of the publication is presented above.

Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  1. (3 October 2008) Juvenile justice in Australia 2006-07
    • Previous version: Full publication (499KB PDF)
      • Page 46, line 4, text "4-year period 2000-01 to 2006-07" changed to "4-year period 2003-04 to 2006-07"
      • Page 83, table 5.16, table updated
      • Pages 87-88, table 5.19, transcription error in table and associated text fixed
  2. (3 October 2008) State and territory appendices
    • Previous version: Full appendices (494KB PDF)
      • New South Wales: pages 15-18, tables 15-18; and page 20, table 20
      • Victoria: pages 35-38, tables 15-18; and page 40, table 20
      • Queensland: pages 55-58, tables 15-18; and page 60, table 20
      • Western Australia: pages 75-78 ,tables 15-18; and page 80, table 20
      • South Australia: pages 95-98, tables 15-18; and page 100, table 20
      • Tasmania: pages 115-18, tables 15-18; and page120, table 20
      • Australian Capital Territory: pages 135-38, tables 15-18 (no table 20 for ACT)
      • Northern Territory: pages 153-56, tables 15-18; and page 158, table 20

Recommended citation

AIHW 2008. Juvenile justice in Australia 2006-07. Juvenile justice series no. 4. Cat. no. JUV 4. Canberra: AIHW.

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