Youth Justice

Early intervention the key for preventing youth crime

Youth justice researchers and teachers say early intervention in schools will help divert children from offending, and many would welcome a return to a cut Police in Schools program. Eden Young reports.

For teens, detention is the path to a life of crime

Early intervention, education and housing can all help keep teenagers out of serious trouble. And that’s important, because contact with the youth justice system can have very poor outcomes. Angus Delaney and Phillip Pitsillou report.

Mentors the key to ending generations of crime

When an arrest becomes a badge of honour in a dysfunctional family, it’s tough for kids to ask for help. Adult and peer mentors can help break the cycle. By Emmeline Shineberg and Sunisa Nathan.