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
Many countries, including Australia, have support groups for children of mentally ill or addicted parents. Research from the Netherlands looked at how effective these programs are. Original article
Tony Dreis, Principal Research Fellow, Indigenous Education at Australian Council for Educational Research, looks at recent results from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and discusses how past and current government initiatives have sought to address disparity in education outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. Original article
The MINDOUT! Project is presenting a series of innovative webinars, from March through June, that critically engages with topics relevant to understanding mental health and suicide prevention for LGBTI people. Original article
This report from the Australian Institute of Criminology reviews current restorative justice programs, a practice that has become mainstream in the juvenile justice arena. Original article
A new apartment project in Perth will help nearly 100 homeless young people into jobs and permanent homes. Original article