Juvenile Justice research agenda

Juvenile Justice considers the following as priority areas for establishing a research base for evidence-based decision-making.

  • Prevention and early intervention with specific focus on secondary/selected intervention for young people in early contact with the Criminal Justice System.
  • Evidence based post-release support programs.
  • Bail and Remand.
  • Comparative cost-benefit analysis of interventions.
  • Effective engagement and practice for working with young people with specific focus on indigenous young people and young people with mental health issues and/or cognitive impairment.
  • Building evidence base about what works to reduce re-offending in young offenders in NSW.

The agenda will be reviewed on an annual basis and updated following endorsement by the Juvenile Justice Executive Committee. ​