Resource Hub

What’s new in Victoria- November 2018

Benier, K., Blaustein, J., Johns, D., & Maher, S. (2018). ‘Don’t
drag me into this’: Growing up South Sudanese in Victoria after
the 2016 Moomba ‘riot’. Full report. Melbourne: Centre for
Multicultural Youth  (2018)

Commission for Children and Young People Annual Report

Government response to Legal and Social Issues Committee Inquiry into Youth Justice Centres in Victoria 

Youth Parole Board Annual Report

All alone: Young adults in the Victorian justice system Jesuit Social Services


Good Practice in Reducing the Over-Representation of Care Leavers in the Youth Justice System Leaving Care and Youth Justice: Phase Three Report, Philip Mendes, Susan Baidawi & Pamela C. Snow (2014).

Youth justice secure residences: a report on the international evidence to guide best practice and service delivery (2016).

A Study of Prolific Offending by Young People in Wales, 2009-2015 Diana Johns, Kate Williams & Kevin Haines (2016)

A social ecological approach to ‘child-friendly’ youth justice Diana Johns (2017)

The same four walls: Inquiry into the use of isolation, separation and lockdowns in the Victorian youth justice system Commission for Children and Young People (Victoria) (2017)

Always was, always will be Koori children: Investigation into the circumstances of Aboriginal children and young people in out-of-home care in Victoria Commission for Children and Young People (Victoria) (2018)

Safe and wanted: Inquiry into the implementation of amendments to the Children Youth and Families (Permanent Care and Other Matters) Act 2014 Commission for Children and Young People (Victoria) (2017)

Final Report – Inquiry into Youth Justice Centres in Victoria Legal and Social Issues Committee Parliament of Victoria (2018)

Managing Rehabilitation Services in Youth Detention  Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (2018)

Ngaga-Dji – Young Voices Creating Change for Justice Koorie Youth Council (2018)

Fact sheets

Smart Justice for Young People Separate fact sheets for young people, media, policy makers and researchers.


Youth Crime  Crime Statistics Agency (Vic): links to fact sheets and reports (2016).

Youth Justice in Australia  Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016-17).

Crossover kids in the Youth Justice System Sentencing Advisory Council (Victoria) (2018- in progress). Links also to previous reports on sentencing children and young people in Victoria.

Links to some youth justice advocacy projects in Victoria

#RaiseTheAge  Raise the age of criminal responsibility to 14 years.

#WorthASecondChance Help fix youth justice in Victoria.

#MakeIt21  Extend the age of out-of-home care to 21.

#OurCall Stories of young people who spend time in care, are involved in youth justice, or end up homeless.

#StopFailingOurKids  Keeping children, especially Indigenous children failed by the system, out of the juvenile justice system.


Peter Norden AO speaking at our launch
Repurpose the proposed Cherry Creek youth detention centre?