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released: 27 Aug 2015 author: AIHW

This fact sheet summarises information about young people in unsentenced detention in Australia in 2013–14. Young people may be in unsentenced detention when they have been charged with an offence and are awaiting the outcome of their court matter, or when they have been found or pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing. Young people may be referred to unsentenced detention by either police (pre-court) or a court (known as remand). Police-referred pre-court detention is not available in all states and territories, and most young people in unsentenced detention are on remand.

ISSN 2202-1841; ISBN 978-1-74249-773-0; Cat. no. JUV 67; 3pp.; Internet only


Publication table of contents

  • Youth justice fact sheet no. 48
  • Young people in unsentenced detention
  • Time in unsentenced detention
  • Completion of unsentenced detention periods 
  • Box 1: Youth justice supervision fact sheets
  • Box 2: Technical notes
  • Verso page

Recommended citation

AIHW 2015. Young people in unsentenced detention: 2013–14. Youth justice fact sheet no. 48. Cat. no. JUV 67. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 17 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129552586>.

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