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Key service measures for 2019-2020 - Youth Justice Conferencing

KEY SERVICE MEASURES2015/162016/172017/182018/192019/20
Referrals to a Youth Justice Conference ​ ​ ​ ​ 
Total1,5051,2441,422
1,374
​1,379
Police

615 (41%)

522 (42%)

644 (45%)

647 (47%)

​768
(56%)

Courts

890 (59%)

722 (58%)

788 (55%)

727 (53%)

​611
(44%)

Percentage of referrals to a Youth Justice Conference for 'victimless' offences7.2%7.2%7.3%
8.2%​8.1%
Referrals resulting in a conference ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Number of referrals processed1,5051,2441,4221,374​1,379
Number of referrals resulting in a Youth Justice Conference1,2771,0931,1891,234​1,157
Conferences facilitated1,1681,0241,1011,165​1,104
Percentage of all referrals resulting in a Youth Justice Conference84.9%87.9%83.6%89.8%​83.9%
Participation in conferences ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​​ ​ ​
Number of young people participating in Youth Justice Conferences1,1299701,0401,060​1,011
Total number of participants in Youth Justice Conferences5,6004,6695,0414,845​5,034
Percentage of victims or representatives in conferences held with identifiable victims61%59%58%56%​55%
Outcomes ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​​ ​ ​
Number and percent of outcome plans agreed on and approved for referrals received between 1 July and 30 June 

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%)

​937 from 948 outcome plans (99%)

Number of occasions where the referring court did not approve the outcome plan2222​1
Number of occasions where young offender and victim were not able to agree to an outcome plan9755​10
Percentage of finalised outcome plans that were successfully completed by 30 June 
86.5%87.5%90.1%90.0%​90.6%
Offences and young people ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​​ ​ ​
Number of offences referred to a Youth Justice Conference2,8902,4782,7512,603​2,576
Number of young people referred to a Youth Justice Conference1,2841,0741,2041,160
​1,170

Source:  DCJ/YJ BA. Effective date 1 July 2020

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