In conducting its inquiry the Committee had regard to the way in which diversionary programs work with all relevant stakeholders. This includes the Police, Juvenile Justice, the Courts, schools, non-government organisations, and the local community.
In the video below, Committee Chair Mr Geoff Provest MP discusses the Committee's key findings and recommendations in its report on the adequacy of youth diversionary programs in New South Wales:
That the Legislative Assembly Committee on Law and Safety inquire into and report on the adequacy of diversionary programs to deter juvenile offenders from long-term involvement with the criminal justice system.In examining this matter, the Committee should pay particular regard toa. the way in which youth diversionary efforts work with:
b. Aboriginal over-representation in the Juvenile Justice systemc. evaluating outcomes and identifying areas for improvementd. staff capacity and training requirementse. case management optionsf. bail issuesg. the experience of other jurisdictionsh. any other related matter.
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