Youth Justice Conferencing

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Key service measures for 2018-2019 - Youth Justice Conferencing

KEY SERVICE MEASURES2014/152015/162016/172017/182018/19
Referrals to a Youth Justice Conference ​ ​ ​ ​
Total1,4161,5051,2441,4221,374
Police

681 (48%)

615 (41%)

522 (42%)

644 (45%)

647 (47%)

Courts

735 (52%)

890 (59%)

722 (58%)

788 (55%)

727 (53%)

Percentage of referrals to a Youth Justice Conference for 'victimless' offences7.0%7.2%7.2%7.3%8.2%
Referrals resulting in a conference ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Number of referrals processed1,4161,5051,2441,4221,374
Number of referrals resulting in a Youth Justice Conference1,1961,2771,0931,1891,234
Conferences facilitated1,0851,1681,0241,1011,165
Percentage of all referrals resulting in a Youth Justice Conference84.5%84.9%87.9%83.6%89.8%
Participation in conferences ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Number of young people participating in Youth Justice Conferences1,0501,1299701,0401,060
Total number of participants in Youth Justice Conferences6,1365,6004,6695,0414,845
Percentage of victims or representatives in conferences held with identifiable victims58%61%59%58%56%
Outcomes ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Number and percent of outcome plans agreed on and approved for referrals received between 1 July and 30 June 

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%)
989 from 996 outcome plans (99%)
Number of occasions where the referring court did not approve the outcome plan62222
Number of occasions where young offender and victim were not able to agree to an outcome plan39755
Percentage of finalised outcome plans that were successfully completed by 30 June 
86.9%86.5%87.5%90.1%90.0%
Offences and young people ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Number of offences referred to a Youth Justice Conference2,8762,8902,4782,7512,603
Number of young people referred to a Youth Justice Conference1,2151,2841,0741,2041,160

Source:  DCJ/YJ BA. Effective date 1 July 2019

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