Presented in late 2016, this report recommends that the Australian Government support the Justice Reinvestment initiative to contribute substantial reductions in Indigenous incarceration rates.
Children and young people
The Royal Commission has been established to provide an evaluation of the justice system in the Northern Territory and provide measures and improvements to help Indigenous children. This is their interim report.
One in three Australian women have experienced physical violence since the age of 15. This report outlines the actions made by the government to reduce levels of violence and promote gender equality over the coming years
This report looks at children receiving child protection services in each jurisdiction; the number of substantiations per child; co-occurring types of abuse and neglect; socioeconomic status; and ‘average day’ measures. The report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012-13) also includes detailed statistical information on state and territory child protection and support services, and some of the characteristics of the children receiving these services. Childcare and education statistics can be sought here.download the report
‘Insights from the coalface: The value of justice reinvestment for young Australians’ was produced by the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (AYAC) in 2013.
This report examines whether NSW Community Services’ capacity to adequately respond to children assessed as being at risk of significant harm has improved as a result of changes to the child protection system introduced through Keep Them Safe. A Special Report to Parliament under s31 of the Ombudsman Act 1974.
On Monday 20 June 2011, the Australian House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs tabled the report of its inquiry into the high level of involvement of Indigenous juveniles and young adults in the criminal justice system.
Community leaders from Bourke and Brewarrina have held long-standing concerns about service sector inefficiencies and the limited reach of major early intervention and prevention programs. In light of these and a number of other related concerns, the NSW Ombudsman decided to inquire into and review the delivery of community services to the Brewarrina and Bourke communities. A NSW Ombudsman’s special report to Parliament under section 31 of the Ombudsman Act 1974.
This report was prepared for the Minister for Juvenile Justice, April 2010 by Noetic Solutions.
This 2008 report by The Hon James Wood AO QC was commissioned to investigate the changes needed for the child protection system to provide more effective services to protect children and to meet future levels of demand.