Australasian Youth Justice Administrators


Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is a national agency set up by the Australian Government under the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act to provide reliable, regular and relevant information and statistics on Australia’s health and welfare.  AIHW produces reports, and other information products, on key health and welfare issues in Australia.  Data are the core resource of AIHW.

AYJA has an enduring MoU with AIHW for the management of Youth Justice National Minimum Data Set (YJ NMDS) and the delivery of a program of data and reporting for youth justice in Australia.

AYJA-AIHW publications can be accessed on the Publications Reports and Research page.

The Productivity Commission (PC) is the Australian Government’s independent research and advisory body on a range of economic, social and environmental issues affecting the welfare of Australians. One of the core functions of the PC is monitoring the performance of government services.  The PC provides secretariat and research support to the inter-governmental Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision. With the Commission’s support, the Steering Committee currently undertakes three streams of reporting for the Council of Australian Governments.

Report on Government Services

The annual Report on Government Services (RoGS) provides information on the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of a range of government services, including health, education, justice, housing and community services.

Chapter 17 of RoGS reports on the performance of governments in providing youth justice services.

AYJA and the youth justice members of the Child Protection and Youth Justice Working Group (CPYJWG) work closely and collaboratively with the PC to progress the youth justice services performance indicators in Chapter 17 of RoGS.

RoGS Reports can be accessed on the Publications Reports and Research page.

Australasian Youth Justice Conference Partner

AYJA enters into a partnership agreement with an entity to deliver the bi-annual Australasian Youth Justice Conference (AYJC).  AYJA typically partners with a research/academic body with an interest and/or subject matter expertise in youth justice/criminology and experience in delivering international conferences.

In 2013, AYJA partnered with the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) to deliver the first AYJC in Canberra.

In 2016, AYJA partnered with the Griffith Criminology Institute to deliver the second AYJC in Brisbane.

In 2019, AYJA in collaboration with Juvenile Justice New South Wales (JJ NSW) entered into a partnership with AIC again to deliver the third AYJC in Sydney.

In 2021, AYJA in collaboration with Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children entered into a partnership with the University of Auckland to deliver the fourth AYJC as a virtual event.

To keep updated on progress with the AYJC 2021 check out the Australasian Youth justice Conference 2021.

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