'Crossover kids': Offending by child protection-involved youth

'Crossover kids': Offending by child protection-involved youth

14 January 2020

This report find that young offenders with child protection backgrounds engage in more serious offending and from a younger age than other children.

This report has been published by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC).

It presents findings from a study into children and young people with child protection backgrounds in the youth justice system in Victoria.

Results indicate that crossover children present with more serious offending profiles than other court-involved children. The findings emphasise the need to prevent, divert and respond to crossover children’s criminal justice contact.

Access the report via the AIC website.

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