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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.



Snapshot: Youth Justice in Western Australia

Current profile and trends of children and young people aged 10 to 17 years under supervision in the youth justice system.

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

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 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

More Information

More Information

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

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