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released: 15 Nov 2012 author: AIHW media release

Following the release of a study exploring the feasibility of linking three community-sector data collections, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare was funded to link available child protection, juvenile justice and Supported Accommodation Assistance Program data. Analysis of the linked data shows that children and young people who are involved in one of these three sectors are more likely to be involved in another of the sectors than the general population. While the results are limited by data availability, the project highlights the valuable information that can be gained by data linkage.

ISBN 978-1-74249-371-8; Cat. no. CSI 13; 44pp.; $15

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso page
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • People with involvement in one of the three sectors are more likely to be involved in another of the sectors than the general population
      • Young people with a child protection history enter juvenile justice supervision at a younger age
      • Young people, particularly young women, completing a detention sentence are at greater risk of homelessness
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction and background
      • How many children and young people are homeless, abused or neglected, or involved in criminal activity?
      • Children and young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
      • Children and young people who are maltreated
      • Children and young people involved in criminal activity
      • Research into the relationships between child maltreatment, criminal activity and homelessness
    • 2 Data and methods
      • Data
      • Linkage method
      • Cohorts used for analysis
      • Supplementary tables
    • 3 People receiving SAAP services with a history of juvenile justice supervision
    • 4 Young people under juvenile justice supervision
      • SAAP support received before most recent juvenile justice supervision
      • SAAP support received before unsentenced juvenile justice supervision
      • SAAP support received after most recent juvenile justice supervision
      • SAAP support received after sentenced juvenile justice supervision
    • 5 Children and young people with child protection notifications
      • SAAP support received before most recent child protection notification
      • SAAP support received after most recent child protection notification
      • Leaving child protection and subsequent SAAP support
    • 6 People born in 1990-91-involvement in Victorian juvenile justice and child protection systems
      • Juvenile justice cohort
      • Child protection cohort
    • 7 Possible future directions
      • Data on homelessness
      • Data on child protection
      • Data on juvenile justice supervision
      • Data on other services
  • End matter
    • Appendix: Cohorts for analysis
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. Children and young people at risk of social exclusion: links between homelessness, child protection and juvenile justice. Data linkage series no. 13. Cat. no. CSI 13. Canberra: AIHW.