Young people in child protection and under youth justice supervision: 2013 - 2017
Oct 25, 2018
The AIHW has published a report titled "Young people in child protection and under youth justice supervision: 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2017". The report explores the demographic characteristics of young people involved in both child protection and youth justice supervision. Some of the key findings include that between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2017, of the 11,464 young people who had been in out-of-home care, 13.7% had also come under youth justice supervision at some time during the period —16 times the rate of the general population of the same age. Of the young people who experienced both child protection and youth justice service involvement, 82% experienced child protection first. Young Indigenous Australians aged 10–17 were nearly 6 times as likely as their non-Indigenous counterparts to have received either child protection services or youth justice supervision during the 4-year period, and 17 times as likely to have contact with both.