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
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