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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

After the emergency music and advice for young people

Red Cross has joined with national youth broadcaster triple j, Smiling Mind and recovery experts to develop a podcast of new music and advice to help people who have experienced trauma. Original article

02 Sep 2014

Findings of national survey of young people’s opinions on alcohol and other drugs policy

An online, anonymous, Australia-wide survey over 2,300 Australians aged 16 to 25 has found most young people are well-informed and well-placed to contribute to future policy direction, say researchers from UNSW Australia. Original article

02 Sep 2014

Young Endeavour ballot now open

Next year the Royal Australian Navy operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour will undertake a 12-month circumnavigation of the world. Berths on each of the nine passages will be allocated via ballot. To apply for voyages aboard STS Young Endeavour, visit: www.youngendeavour.gov.au Original article 

02 Sep 2014

SRC says unpaid work placements hit poorer students

The Students’ Representatives Council at the University of Sydney says unpaid work placements, which are included as part of some university degrees, result in economic hardship for poorer students and may be used to reduce the number of paid jobs. Original article

02 Sep 2014

Brotherhood of St Laurence reveals new approach to youth unemployment

With more than 580,000 young Australians either underemployed or unemployed, the BSL is holding a seminar on 4 September in Melbourne on Future Foyers and how they can provide support to unemployed young people. Original article

01 Sep 2014

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