Source: (1997) Australian Indigenous Law Reporter, Downloaded 8 July 2003 April 1997This article briefly describes various policy and program initiatives available in Australia. South Australia has developed programs for young offenders that involve family intervention. With the enactment of the Youth Justice Bill, Tasmania has included family conferencing in their efforts to decrease youth offending. Other non-custodial measures will be established as other legislation is enacted. Many other States and Territories have implemented similar family-focused programs to address crime intervention needs in the community.