The Australian Institute of Criminology is Australia's national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice.
The AIC has a number of areas within their website with information related to youth and crime.
Young people and crime
The Australian Instituted of Criminology (AIC) provides a comprehensive listing of resources relating to young people in the juvenile justice system. Of particular interest are the sub-categories listed on the right side of the web page: www.aic.gov.au/en/crime_community/demographicgroup/youngpeople.aspx
State and territory systems
The AIC has a listing of the juvenile court system for each state and territory. www.aic.gov.au/criminal_justice_system/courts/juvenile.aspx
The AIC has statistics on juvenile offenders and detention, as well as other statistics relating to crime and justice. www.aic.gov.au/statistics.aspx
South Australia Juvenile Justice (SAJJ) Project on Conferencing
The focus of the SAJJ project was on ways of measuring (1) restorative justice practices and (2) variability in the conference process and participants' understandings of it. While many people assume that a "successful" conference will have positive future effects, the SAJJ project treated this as an open question. http://www.aic.gov.au/criminal_justice_system/rjustice/sajj.aspx
Lengthy unpaid internships, long a feature of the American and European labour markets, have become mainstream in Australia over the past two decades. Original article
The Human Rights Commission will investigate ways to protect young people against suicide and self-harm, the leading cause of death among Australians aged between 15 and 24 years. Original article
This report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare presents information on young people under youth justice supervision, both in the community and in detention, during 2012–13. In unpacking the data, several media outlets point out that there has been a significant drop in detention rates. More information
The National Children's Commissioner, Megan Mitchell, is today opening submissions for her examination into intentional self-harm and suicidal behaviour in children and young people under 18 years. Original article