Indigenous youth justice programs evaluation
Jacqueline Stewart, Bodean Hedwards, Kelly Richards, Matthew Willis and Daryl Higgins
ISBN 978 1 922009 53 1
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, November 2014
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Diversion from the youth justice system is a critical goal for addressing the overrepresentation of Indigenous young people in the criminal justice system. In this report, four programs that were already being implemented by states and territories and identified by them under the National Indigenous Law & Justice Framework as promising practice in diversion are examined. The programs were evaluated, as part of a broader initiative, to determine whether and on what basis they represent good practice (ie are supported by evidence). State and territory governments nominated the programs for evaluation.