Young people in child protection and under youth justice supervision: 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2018

Young people in child protection and under youth justice supervision: 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2018

15 October 2019

This report presents statistics on young people involved in both the child protection and youth justice systems.

This report has been published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

This report looks at the number and characteristics of young people known to child protection services who have also been sentenced to youth justice supervision. It presents findings from a study of linked child protection and juvenile justice data from 2014 to 2018.

The study found:

  • Young people who had received child protection services were 9 times as likely as the general population to have also been under youth justice supervision
  • Young Indigenous Australians were 17 times as likely as their non-Indigenous counterparts to have been in both the child protection system and under youth justice supervision
  • Younger children were more at risk.

Access the report via the AIHW website.

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