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Youth justice

Programs that divert young people away from the justice system or that address underlying causes of offending are crucial to addressing the high rate of detention of young people in WA and creating a more prosperous future for the State.



Speaking Out About Youth Justice

The views of young people who have had contact with Youth Justice Services

Voices of Young People in Youth Justice

Report back to children and young people involved in the consultation.

Report by the Australian Children's Commissioners and Guardians

Human rights standards in youth detention facilities in Australia: the use of restraint, disciplinary regimes and other specified practices

The State of Western Australia's Children and Young People – Edition Two

Issues Papers

Issues Papers

Youth Justice

Policy Briefs

Policy Briefs

Youth justice - Supporting vulnerable children and young people in WA

Developed from the Commissioner's 2014 Wellbeing Monitoring Framework

Children and young people in contact with the criminal justice system

Developed from the Commissioner's 2011 Mental Health Inquiry



Submission on the draft terms of reference for the ALRC inquiry into the incarceration rate of Indigenous Australians, December 2016

Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission

Submission to the National Children's Commissioner, May 2016

Implementation of Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) in the context of Youth Justice Detention Centres

Submission to Senate Finance and Public Administration, May 2015

Inquiry into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experience of law enforcement and justice services

Submission to the Department of the Attorney General, December 2014

Discussion Paper on the Criminal Law (Mentally Impaired Accused) Act 1996

More Information

More Information

Youth Justice in WA Report for the Commissioner by Dr Harry Blagg

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