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Young People in the Child Protection and Youth Justice System

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare have published a report titled "Young people in child protection and under youth justice supervision 2014 - 15".  In this report, the authors utilised a data linkage methodology, to look at young people who are involved in both the child protection and youth justice system.  

The data includes 30 402 young people aged 10 - 17 from Queensland, the ACT, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.  Young people in the child protection system were 14 times more likely to be involved in the youth justice system than the general population, and the reverse was also true - young people in the youth justice system were 15 times more likely to be involved in the child protection system than the general population.

Click below to read the report.