Source: (1993) In: L. Atkinson and S.-A. Gerull (eds.), National Conference on Juvenile Justice. Conference Proceedings No. 22, Canberra, AUS: Australian Institute of Criminology, pp. 233-240.This paper describes some innovative police practices involving juvenile offenders. The author proposes that the justice system should act as gatekeepers with four such gateways for young offenders. First involves parents, victims and police for the majority of minor offenses; second is for repeat offenders by adding support agencies to the process; third is the court and pre-court supervised diversionary programs; and fourth is compulsory use of the court system for serious and chronic offenders.