There is more investment in justice than ever before, but consistent and persistent challenges remain, such as the complexities that come with designing policy and implementing services that deal with young people, mental health and the overrepresentation of First Nations people in the system. We know that systemic issues like these require collaboration and action at a large scale.
Determined to explore the impact of justice on young people in Australia, the Portable team engaged with leaders in the sector to discuss the drivers of Youth Justice, the challenges which exist, and how we can work to build a better system which supports those who need it most.
This report is a summary of the problem space and insights gathered from our engagements with industry experts. It is our belief that by releasing this report that we can help catalyse change by creating conversations with those who have the power to see the justice system redesigned to better serve Australia's youth .