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The authors gratefully acknowledge the funding and support of the Australasian Juvenile Justice Administrators for this project. Input into the development and conduct of the research, and feedback on earlier drafts of this report by members of the Juvenile Justice Research Task Group is also gratefully acknowledged, as is the assistance of colleagues at the Australian Institute of Criminology (especially Laura Beacroft) and AIC Research Officer Bodean Hedwards who assisted with the stakeholder interviews undertaken for this project. Finally, the authors gratefully acknowledge the time and input of all stakeholders interviewed for this research.

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