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released: 31 Aug 2016 author: AIHW

This fact sheet summarises information about young people in unsentenced detention in Australia in 2014–15. 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 978-1-74249-982-6; Cat. no. JUV 88; 6pp.; Internet only


Publication table of contents

  • Youth justice fact sheet no. 67
  • Number and proportion in unsentenced detention
  • Time in unsentenced detention
  • Completion of unsentenced detention periods

Recommended citation

AIHW 2016. Young people in unsentenced detention: 2014–15. Youth justice fact sheet no. 67. Cat. no. JUV 88. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 22 July 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129556325>.

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