Youth Justice Consultation
In 2016, the Commissioner collaborated with the Department of Corrective Services to consult 92 young people who had been in contact with the youth justice system and 10 of their family members.
The young people who participated were aged between 10 and 19 years and had been under the supervision of the Department’s Youth Justice Services within the previous six months.
The aim of the consultation was to explore the factors that lead young people to offend and the support they need to navigate away from criminal behaviour, as well as to provide these young people with an opportunity to have their views heard.
By listening to their voices we can develop a more effective response to preventing and reforming young people’s involvement in criminal behaviour and create a safer community that capitalises on these young people’s skills and desire for a positive future.