The NCCJS has concentrated its statistical outputs on adults within the criminal justice system, but is now seeking to expand its collection to include juvenile justice. To achieve this end, the NCCJS has secured additional funding to explore the development of a juvenile justice collection.
The inclusion of juveniles would provide a more complete picture of the criminal justice system, would provide more data on patterns of entry into and exit out of the criminal justice system of a particular social group (young people), and would allow for the substantial expansion of existing data collections.
A Progress Report on Juvenile Justice has now been completed. The report presents the recommendations of a project to investigate the development of a juvenile justice data collection by the NCCJS. For further information, please contact Feodora Fomin on (03) 9615 7609.