This is the second report in the Council’s series on ‘crossover kids’, children who were sentenced or diverted in the Children’s Court of Victoria between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2017. In it, the Council addresses four key issues:
- whether child protection involvement or youth justice involvement came first for crossover kids
- how child protection histories varied for different groups of crossover kids, especially children first sentenced aged 10–13 and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
- whether there was an association between child protection involvement and the types of offences for which children were sentenced or diverted
- how regional Children’s Court locations compared with court locations in the Melbourne metropolitan area in relation to crossover kids (including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children) and children first sentenced aged 10–13.
The accompanying factsheet highlights the main findings of the report.
The first report is also available from our website.
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