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NCJ Number: 202239 Find in a Library
Title: Report on the Development of a Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set
Author(s): Anne Broadbent
Corporate Author: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Date Published: April 2001
Page Count: 116
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
Publication Number: ISBN 1 74024 150 9
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
GPO Box 570
Canberra ACT 2601,
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents an outline of the development of a Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set (JJ NMDS) in Australia that includes establishing the scope of juvenile justice and its linkages to other related areas and developing standards for the collection of nationally comparable juvenile justice information.
Abstract: Juveniles who come into contact with the justice system have been identified as a significant area of interest and concern to communities and government. In Australia, responsibility for juvenile justice rests with a number of different organizations in each State and Territory with most of the information regarding juveniles in the justice system being State-based. The only existing national data on juvenile justice in Australia is a collection on persons in juvenile detention centers, held and reported by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC). This report outlines a project undertaken by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) for the Australian Juvenile Justice Administrators (AJJA) and the National Community Services Information Management Group (NCSIMG) to develop a national minimum data set (NMDS) for juvenile justice. The report presents a description of the methodology used to develop the NMDS, details of the scope, a detailed flow chart of the juvenile justice system, a data model and a draft data dictionary for the Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set (JJ NMDS) Version 1.0. The report is comprised of 5 major sections that include: (1) summaries of the 12 main recommendations and AJJA responses, (2) the project to develop a national minimum data set for juvenile justice, (3) description of the JJ NMDS Version 1.0, (4) JJ NMDS Dictionary Version 1.0, (5) and moving the JJ NMDS towards a national data collection. Appendices A-E and references
Main Term(s): Juvenile justice information systems
Index Term(s): Australia; Criminal justice information systems; Databases; Information processing; Information Systems and Technology; Juvenile crime statistical analysis; Program planning
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