Youth Justice Conferencing

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Key service measures for 2017-2018 - Youth Justice Conferencing

KEY SERVICE MEASURES2013/142014/152015/162016/172017/18
Referrals to a Youth Justice Conference ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Total
1,5821,4161,5051,2441,422
Police

718 (45%)

681 (48%)

615 (41%)

522 (42%)

644 (45%)

Courts

864 (55%)

735 (52%)

890 (59%)

722 (58%)

788 (55%)

Percentage of referrals to a Youth Justice Conference for 'victimless' offences
7.6%
7.0%7.2%
7.2%7.3%
Referrals resulting in a conference ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Number of referrals processed1,5821,4161,5051,2441,422
Number of referrals resulting in a Youth Justice Conference1,3801,1961,2771,0931,189
Conferences facilitated1,2701,0851,1681,0241,101
Percentage of all referrals resulting in a Youth Justice Conference87.2%84.5%84.9%87.9%83.6%
Participation in conferences ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Number of young people participating in Youth Justice Conferences1,2051,0501,1299701,040
Total number of participants in Youth Justice Conferences7,1356,1365,6004,6695,041
Percentage of victims or representatives in conferences held with identifiable victims59%58%61%59%58%
Outcomes ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Number and percent of outcome plans agreed on and approved for referrals received between 1 July and 30 June 

1,152 from 1,163 outcome plans (99%)

983 from 991 outcome plans (99%)

1,055 from 1,066 outcome plans (99%)

866 from 875 outcome plans (99%)

989 from 996 outcome plans (99%)
Number of occasions where the referring court did not approve the outcome plan
4
6
2
22
Number of occasions where young offender and victim were not able to agree to an outcome plan8
3
975
Percentage of finalised outcome plans that were successfully completed by 30 June 88.8%
86.9%86.5%87.5%90.1%
Offences and young people ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Number of offences referred to a Youth Justice Conference3,033
2,876
2,8902,4782,751
Number of young people referred to a Youth Justice Conference1,348
1,2151,2841,0741,204

Source:  DJ/JJ BA. Effective date 2 July 2018

Note: The Young Offenders Regulation 2004 allows six months for the completion of outcome plans, although the Director General does have discretion to allow additional time if circumstances are exceptional.


Youth Justice Conferencing referrals


Completion of outcome plans