Pathways from child protection and juvenile justice

  • Lancaster, Sandra (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Ogloff, James (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Thomas, Shane A. (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Almost 50% of children (10-14 year) in the Juvenile Justice (JJ) system have substantiated histories in Child Protection (CP). The vast majority of children with CP histories do not go on to offend. Other children, with no CP history, exhibit troubled behaviour and offending. The accuracy of instruments designed to identify at-risk children and adolescents will be investigated and individual and social factors that contribute to maladjustment and offending in these populations will be identified. The identification of factors that are related to children and adolescents entering the CP and JJ systems will inform the development of targeted prevention/intervention strategies.
Effective start/end date1/01/03 → …


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$210,000.00
  • Monash University
  • Services Australia (DHS) (Australia)