Law and justice
Law and justice
Prevention and early intervention programs for Indigenous youth
Daryl Higgins and Kristen Davis
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Indigenous young people are significantly over-represented in the Australian juvenile criminal justice system, with multiple risk factors contributing to this over-representation. This resource sheet examines some of the initiatives and programs that have been trialled in Australia to address this issue. Because of the paucity of robust evaluation data, we focus on some of the 'promising practice' principles in the design and operation of programs, as well as some program shortcomings and weaknesses.
This report was produced by AIFS staff for the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse was a Council of Australian Governments’ initiative jointly funded by all Australian Governments. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Family Studies was funded from 2009 to 2014 to deliver the Clearinghouse.
Examines the impact of four programs designed to divert Indigenous people from entering the justice system.
Reviews effective mentoring relationships, how they work, and what further research is needed.
About why they leave, how old they are when they leave, where they go, who they live with, whether or not they return and why they return.
Interview with Helen Kambouridis from the Royal Children's Hospital, Gatehouse Centre