Blueprint for Youth Justice in the ACT 2012-22

Annual Progress Report 2014

Report from the Youth Justice Blueprint Implementation Group

Acknowledgment

Acknowledgment of country
The ACT Government acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the Canberra region. The region was also an important meeting place and is significant to other Aboriginal groups. The ACT Government acknowledges and respects their continuing culture and the unique contribution they make to the life of this city and region.

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Disclaimer
This report contains reference to external documents. The external websites are outside the Territory’s control. It is the responsibility of internet users to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information found. While care is taken to provide links to suitable material, the nature of the internet prevents the Territory from guaranteeing the suitability, completeness or accuracy of any material that this report may be linked.

Acknowledgements
The artwork incorporated in the design of the Blueprint for Youth Justice in the ACT 2012-22 was created by young people as part of their involvement in programs at the Bimberi Youth Justice Centre.

Data used in the report is primarily sourced from the AIHW 2014. Youth justice in Australia 2012-13: an overview. AIHW bulletin 120. Cat. no. AUS 179. Canberra: AIHW.

More information
More information about the Blueprint for Youth Justice in the ACT 2012-22.

Youth Justice Blueprint Implementation Group
The Youth Justice Blueprint Implementation Group has been established to oversee and monitor progress on the implementation of the actions in the Blueprint for Youth Justice in the ACT 2012-22. The group comprises senior representatives from ACT Government agencies and the community sector.

Dr Mark Collis - Community Services Directorate (Chair)
Brendan Church/ - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Jo Chivers - Elected Body
Danny O’Neill - Richmond Fellowship
Emma Robertson - Youth Coalition of the ACT
Jacky Cook/Steve Imrie - Canberra Police and Citizens Youth Club
Simon Rosenberg - Northside Community Service
Dr John Boersig - Legal Aid ACT
David Bromhead - Education and Training Directorate
Julie Field - Justice and Community Safety Directorate
Jill Hughes - Health Directorate
Sergeants Harry Hains, - ACT Policing
Sue Smith & Daryl Neit - ACT Policing
Greg Corben - Community Services Directorate
Ronia McDade - Community Services Directorate
David Matthews - Community Services Directorate

Further acknowledgements
The ACT Government also acknowledges the valuable support and assistance of other professionals, community representatives and agencies who have contributed to the ongoing development and implementation of the Blueprint.

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