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
As part of Australia’s planning for the hosting of the G20 in 2014, a Y20 Planning Group has been selected to plan and manage Australia’s delivery of the Australian Y20, which is the official platform for young people from across the Group of Twenty (G20) countries to make young voices heard on the most pressing global economic challenges. Original article
A new report from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research titled Young people in education and training estimates that 81.9% of Australians aged 15–19 participated in an education and training activity as at August 2012. Original article
According to Dr Brian Jones, from the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, there have been around 700 agriculture graduates per annum in Australia in recent years, while job advertisements suggest there is a demand for approximately 4500 tertiary qualified graduates per annum. Original article
A report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has found a slight decrease in the rate of young people in sentenced detention, but a rise in the ratio of Indigenous young people in detention compared to non-Indigenous young people. Original article