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The Victorian juvenile justice rehabilitation review


The first part of this study reviews the 'what works' research literature on the rehabilitation of young offenders; compares this evidence based practice with current service delivery in juvenile justice in Victoria; and describes an evidence based, best practice framework for the delivery of rehabilitation services to young offenders in Victoria. The second part of the study presents a literature review of juvenile justice rehabilitation programs. The review outlines the 'what works' approach to offender rehabilitation; describes the main areas of criminogenic need likely to be found in juvenile justice populations; reviews the efficacy of intervention programs; and considers specific needs related to age, gender, Indigenous status and disabilities. An appendix sets out a bibliography of the Australian Institute of Criminology database of rehabilitation programs for juvenile justice.

Prepared for the Department of Human Services, Victoria.

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Day A, Howells K & Rickwood D 2003. The Victorian juvenile justice rehabilitation review. Archive. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/archive/victorian-juvenile-justice-rehabilitation-review