Juvenile justice diversion in Victoria : a blank canvas?

Jordan, Lucinda and Farrell, James 2013, Juvenile justice diversion in Victoria : a blank canvas?, Current issues in criminal justice, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 419-437.

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Title Juvenile justice diversion in Victoria : a blank canvas?
Author(s) Jordan, Lucinda
Farrell, James
Journal name Current issues in criminal justice
Volume number 24
Issue number 3
Start page 419
End page 437
Total pages 19
Publisher University of Sydney, Law School Institute of Criminology
Place of publication Sydney, N. S. W.
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1034-5329
Keyword(s) administration of juvenile justice
crime prevention
criminal behavior
social aspects
juvenile delinquents
Summary Unlike many jurisdictions in Australia, Victoria has not adopted a legislative, court-based diversion scheme for addressing crime committed by children and young people. The state has also seen limited investment in diversionary programs and an over-reliance on discretionary police cautions. For young people in rural and regional areas, access to diversion programs and support services is especially limited. This article examines the limited diversionary options available in the current youth justice system, identifying strengths and opportunities. It concludes that legislated, court-based diversion schemes — assisted by community programs that provide appropriate intervention and support to those at risk of reoffending — are an essential means of addressing young people’s engagement in crime.
Language eng
Field of Research 180110 Criminal Law and Procedure
Socio Economic Objective 940404 Law Enforcement
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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