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NCJ Number: 140939 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Justice in New South Wales
Journal: Criminology Australia  Volume:4  Issue:1  Dated:(July-August 1992)  Pages:21- 23
Author(s): I Graham
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 3
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: New South Wales is the first Australian state to have established an autonomous body to delivery juvenile justice services. The emphasis in the juvenile justice system has shifted from incarceration to family-focused rehabilitation services and diversion.
Abstract: As a result, community-based services have increased, Community Youth Centers provide specialist community-based attendance programs for appropriately assessed offenders, and juvenile justice centers emphasize individual casework management. The use of precourt diversion and police cautioning should reduce the contact of juveniles with the system and make more funds available for community-based programs and delinquency prevention initiatives. Several community services provide the courts with alternatives to incarceration while simultaneously providing reparation to the community. These include juvenile justice community services, community service orders, railway reparation schemes, fine default orders, parole supervision, community youth center programs, personal development programs, and traffic offender programs. Juvenile justice centers provide a range of general programs focusing on education, vocational training, life skills development, counseling programs, religious support, and special cultural support. Finally, services for aboriginal youthful offenders have been enhanced through the establishment of special foster homes, cultural awareness programs, rural training projects, and justice panels.
Main Term(s): Foreign juvenile justice systems
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (juvenile); Juvenile courts; Juvenile diversion programs; Juvenile sentencing; New South Wales
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