'Children First': Children in the Child Safety and Youth Justice System

Most children don’t get caught up in the youth justice system. If they do their involvement is often limited.

But some children have longer and more involvement in the youth justice system than their peers.

About one in 10 children with a child safety file also have a youth justice file. These are the “crossover children”.

Tasmania Legal Aid launched its Children First report, focusing on reforming the youth justice system that has an overrepresentation of crossover children – kids involved in both the child safety and the youth justice systems.

Download the report - 'Children First': Children in the Child Safety and Youth Justice System

Download the Children First/Crossover Children infographic

Media contact: A.Mark Thomas, M&M Communications, 0422 006 732

Last updated: 22/07/2021