Missing girls: From childhood runaways to criminalised women

  • Evans, Phillipa (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Baldry, Eileen (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Sheehan, Rosemary (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Newton, BJ (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Higgins, Maree (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Trotter, Christopher (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Flynn, Catherine (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Urquhart, Robert (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This study examines the link between girls declared ‘missing’ and their trajectory into the criminal justice system, expanding the Australian knowledge base along with providing a clear, tangible practice framework to prevent the drift into youth and adult criminal justice systems. By addressing concerns of practitioners and policy makers this significant research increases the visibility of a marginalised groups, exploring individual and systemic impacts of missing girls entering the criminal justice and welfare systems. Findings of this research will detail opportunities for early intervention for service providers in addition to rich empirical data to better inform policy makers and service developers targeting at risk young people.
Short titleMissing girls
Effective start/end date16/08/2215/08/25