Tag: juvenile justice

Social Policy

Early intervention: The key to keeping Youth on Track

Mandy Loundar is the Principal Project Officer for Youth on Track with Juvenile Justice NSW. Speaking at the upcoming Juvenile Justice Summit in Sydney, she will provide insight into the early intervention scheme and demonstrate the positives results of the program. Here, she provides some further insight into her background, the presentation at the conference…

27 Mar 2017, by Informa Insights

Social Policy

Youth Justice: The power to be positive

The Juvenile Justice Summit will take place in May at the Swissotel Sydney. Attendees can expect to hear from a host of key speakers across the topic including the Children’s Court perspective from the Presidents of both the Children’s Court of Victoria and the Children’s Court of NSW. Case studies will be presented from the…

21 Mar 2017, by Thomas Beauchamp

Social Policy

Realising the potential of restorative justice – Billy’s story

Throughout its decade-long working history in Victoria’s Youth Justice Group Conferencing space, Jesuit Social Services has facilitated hundreds of improved outcomes for young offenders and their victims. For Glen McClure, the organisation’s Youth Justice Group Conferencing Coordinator, few stories have resonated as deeply as that of Billy (not his real name). By the age of…

22 Apr 2014, by Test Test

Social Policy

Educating and empowering young people in the justice system

Last week, key state government representatives and youth justice organisations came together at the 5th Annual National Juvenile Justice Summit, and joined in discussions on emerging developments in juvenile justice, including intervention, diversion and rehabilitation programs, risk assessment and risk management training for staff working in the youth justice and community workforce, Indigenous youth programs, education…

31 Mar 2014, by Test Test

Social Policy

Prevention not punishment: Helping young offenders getting their life back on track

Trevor Summers is the program manager South West Youth Services (SWYS) at Mission Australia. We had the chance to speak to him about youth crime prevention, community education and the importance of collaboration between different stakeholders. Can you tell us about the Youth Crime Prevention Program (YCPP) and what led to the initiative? Trevor Summers:…

3 Feb 2014, by Test Test