Conference presentations (published elsewhere)

Indigenous young people, crime and justice conference

Posted on: 1 October, 2009
Issue: Vol 9 No 4, October 2009 - December 2009
Related to Adolescents Infants and young children Offender health

This conference was organised by the Australian Institute of Criminology to identify and share information on research and practice about the over representation of Indigenous young  people in the criminal justice system. A report by the Australian Institute of Criminology in 2007 showed that Indigenous young people were 21 times more likely to be detained than non-Indigenous young people.

The conference was held from 31 August to 1 September 2009, in Parramatta, New South Wales. The main themes of discussion at the conference were: Indigenous children and young people who interact with the criminal justice system early and/or repeatedly, who are likely to have complex needs and require highly targeted and joined up responses across the justice and other interrelated systems such as education, child protection, family support, and cultural services.

Some of the conference presentations are available for download from the conference website. Some presentations are available for download in audio format only.

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