Source: (2005) In,Chan, Janet B.L. editor, Reshaping Juvenile Justice. The NSW Young Offenders Act 1997 The institute of Criminology Series No 22, Sydney pp. 171-185

This chapter summarises statistics for the three years prior to and three years following the introductions of the Young Offenders Act. The impact of the Act is assessed in terms of system impact, rates of diversion, geographical variations, and equity. Particular attention is paid to the Act’s impact on the over-representation of Aboriginal young people. (excerpt)