This report looks at the child protection backgrounds of children who received a sentence or diversion in the Children’s Court of Victoria in 2016 or 2017. It assesses the prevalence of sentenced and diverted children who were known to child protection and discusses the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children among children known to both the youth justice and the child protection systems. The report also considers the sentence types that children received, their age at first sentence and their level of involvement with the child protection system.
Authored and published by the Sentencing Advisory Council
© State of Victoria, Sentencing Advisory Council, 2019