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Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC)

The Australian Institute of Criminology is Australia's national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice.

Website: www.aic.gov.au

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 

Statistics 

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

Education not fines for underage drinkers

Young people caught by police for underage drinking in the Lake Illawarra region of NSW attend a two-hour face-to-face education seminar with their parent or guardian. Sessions are run by expert drug and alcohol workers and police. Original article

19 Dec 2014

Education First Youth Foyers evaluation

Preliminary findings from an evaluation of Victoria's Education First Youth Foyers show that there is considerable variation in young people’s social connectedness. Original article

19 Dec 2014

Fears held for vulnerable youth

Youth workers are concerned that hundreds of vulnerable teenagers will be at risk of falling through the cracks when Youth Connections, a national youth support program, closes at the end of the month. Original article

19 Dec 2014

Young people urged to be flexible

The head of PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia, Luke Sayers, says being flexible is critical for young graduates. He also suggests they try new things, take risks, start their own business, and know who they are and what they value. Original article

18 Dec 2014

Gillard to become a director of beyondblue

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard is to join the board of the national mental-health not-for-profit beyondblue, which was founded by former Victorian  Premier Jeff Kennett. Original article

18 Dec 2014

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