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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.

For up to date information refer to the Commissioner's Indicators of Wellbeing data resource.


Reports

ANZCCG recommends raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility

The ANZCCG recommends the age of criminal responsibility should be raised to at least 14 years, in line with the UN Committee recommendation. ANZCCG members will continue to advocate for this reform.

ACCG position statement on youth justice detention

ACCG position statement on youth justice detention

Oversight of services for children and young people in Western Australia

Oversight of services for children and young people in Western Australia

Speaking out about youth justice

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

Issues papers

Youth justice

Policy briefs

Youth justice - Supporting vulnerable children and young people in WA

Developed from the Commissioner's 2014 Wellbeing Monitoring Framework

Submissions

Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission, August 2017

Inquiry into Incarceration Rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Submission to the Department of Corrective Services, April 2017

Young People in the Youth Justice System, Review of the Young Offenders Act 1994

Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission, December 2016

Draft terms of Reference for the ALRC Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Indigenous Australians

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

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