Table of contents

  • 1 Introduction
    • The youth justice system
    • Youth justice supervision
    • Key policy directions in 2017–18
    • This report
  • 2 Numbers and rates of young people under supervision
    • National
    • States and territories
  • 3 Characteristics of young people under supervision
    • Age and sex
    • Indigenous young people under supervision
    • Remoteness area
    • Socioeconomic position
  • 4 Community-based supervision
    • Unsentenced community-based supervision
    • Sentenced community-based supervision
  • 5 Detention
    • Unsentenced detention
    • Sentenced detention
    • Detention entries and exits
  • 6 Time under supervision
    • Orders and supervision periods
    • Length of supervision periods
    • Total time under supervision
  • 7 Supervision history
    • First entry to supervision
    • Youth justice supervision history
  • 8 Trends in supervision
    • Recent trends
    • Longer trends
  • 9 Youth justice in context
    • The youth and adult justice systems in Australia
    • Australian and international approaches to youth justice
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures.
  • Related publications
  • Appendix 1: Data quality and technical notes
  • Appendix 2: Youth justice remand and detention centres
  • Appendix 3: Youth justice legislation
  • Appendix 4: State and territory youth justice systems, policies and programs 2017–18