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Key service measures for 2016-2017 - Youth Justice Conferencing

KEY SERVICE MEASURES – YOUTH JUSTICE CONFERENCING
​2012/13
​2013/14
​2014/15
​2015/16
​2016/17
​Referrals to a Youth Justice Conference
​Total
​1,612
​1,582
​1,416
​1,505
​1,244
​Police
787
(49%)
​718
(45%)
​681
(48%)
​615
(41%)
​522
(42%)
​Courts
​825
(51%)
​864
(55%)
​735
(52%)
​890
(59%)
722
(58%)
​Percentage of referrals to a Youth Justice Conference for 'victimless' offences
​5.9%
​7.6%
​7.0%
​7.2%
​7.2%
​Referrals resulting in a conference
​Number of referrals processed
​1,612
​1,582
​1,416
​1,505
​1,244
​Number of referrals resulting in a Youth Justice Conference
1,417​1,380
​1,196
​1,277
​1,093
​Conferences facilitated
​1,290
​1,270
​1,085
​1,168
​1,024
​Percentage of all referrals resulting in a Youth Justice Conference
​87.9%
​87.2%
​84.5%
​84.9%
​87.9%
​Participation in conferences
​Number of young people participating in Youth Justice Conferences
​1,225
​1,205
​1,050
​1,129
​970
​Total number of participants in Youth Justice Conferences
​7,057
​7,135

​6,136

​5,600
​4,669
​Percentage of victims or representatives in conferences held with identifiable victims
​63%
​59%
​58%
​61%
​59%
Outcomes
​Number and percent of outcome plans agreed on and approved for referrals received between 1 July and 30 June 
​1,206 from 1,211
outcome
plans
(100%)
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%)
​Number of occasions where the referring court did not approve the outcome plan
​2
​4
​6
​2
​2
​Number of occasions where young offender and victim were not able to agree to an outcome plan
​3
​8
​3
​9
​7
​Percentage of finalised outcome plans that were successfully completed by 30 June 
​89.7%
​88.8%
​86.9%
​86.5%
​87.5%
Offences and young people
​Number of offences referred to a Youth Justice Conference
​2,931
​3,033
​2,876
​2,890
​2,478
​Number of young people referred to a Youth Justice Conference
​1,363
​1,348
​1,215
​1,284
​1,074
Source:  DJ/JJ BA. Effective date 1 July 2017
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