Source: (2003) Canberra, Australia: Crime Prevention Branch, Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department. Downloaded 23 February 2005.

The Diversion and Youth Conferencing report, commissioned under the Australian Government's National Crime Prevention Programme, provides a national profile of diversionary practices across Australia. It highlights the importance of developing better ways to prevent juvenile crime and recidivism amongst young people. It also examines more cost-effective approaches than incarceration, and promotes diversionary schemes with strengthened links to families and communities. The approaches identified also highlight models of good practice in the field. (excerpt)

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