Dual child protection and youth justice clients:Expanding the evidence base

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Young people from child protection backgrounds are twelve times more likely to become involved with the youth justice system. There are substantial social and economic costs related to the outcomes. Through analysis of Children’s Court files, and international policies, this project aims to generate new knowledge of the characteristics and trajectories of these ‘crossover children’, and to improve understandings of how this group differs from other children involved with child protection or youth justice systems. The study aspires to inform novel strategies to prevent and respond to the drift of children from child protection into youth justice systems.
Effective start/end date1/02/1931/12/22


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$33,126.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$302,574.00