Youth Justice Framework 2015-2020

From Before Arrest to Beyond Parole

The Youth Justice Framework has been developed to guide a coordinated and comprehensive response to youth crime in the Northern Territory. The framework provides a five-year plan with seven key focus areas for change to reduce offending and re-offending by young people.

The framework was developed following cross-agency and non-government sector consultation. The key actions for change support the Northern Territory Government’s Pillars of Justice Law Reform initiatives to enhance community safety and to protect victims of crime.

The framework will connect government initiatives, services and partnerships with the non-government sector to provide a coordinated response to youth offending and its causal criminogenic factors.

The NT Correctional Services will drive the delivery of the framework and work with the youth justice sector to uphold its commitment to achieving the framework objectives through

  • the delivery of evidence-based programs and services
  • improving cross-agency business practice
  • committing to information sharing; identifying cost-effective measures by removing inefficiencies, duplications and reducing red tape
  • assuring all efforts are reported, monitored and evaluated.

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Last updated: 21 September 2016