2012-15 Progress Highlights


This summary provides the progress highlights of the first three years of the Blueprint for Youth Justice in the ACT 2012-22.

Key Progress

Work under the Blueprint continues to demonstrate reducing numbers of young people coming into contact with, or becoming further involved in, the youth justice system (see table below). This includes the number of young people being apprehended, under youth justice supervision and in detention in the ACT.

Table 1 shows reduction in young people's involvement in youth justice

Young people apprehended by ACT Policing

2011-12
2,441

2013-14
1,946

down by 20%

Young people under youth justice supervision

2011-12
243

2013-14
174

down by 28%

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people under youth justice supervision

2011-12
66

2013-14
43

down by 35%

Young people under community-based supervision

2011-12
215

2013-14
153

down by 29%

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people under community-based supervision

2011-12
60

2013-14
39

down by 35%

Young people in detention

2011-12
135

2013-14
88

down by 35%

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in detention

2011-12
45

2013-14
24

down by 47%

The number of days young people spent in detention in the Australian Capital Territory.


The number of days young people spent in detention

2011-12
8347

2014-15
3331

down by 60%

Young people under supervision, on an average day, by supervision type, gender and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status, Australian Capital Territory, 2013-2014.

Of 89 young people:

More information

The full report can be found at: www.communityservices.act.gov.au

SOURCE: Blueprint for Youth Justice in the ACT 2012-22. Summary Progress Report 2012-15 April 2016. This summary provides an outline of key findings and the trends of the first three years of the Blueprint for Youth Justice in the ACT 2012-22.

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