Juvenile detention centre
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Glossary Item|
|Synonymous names:||Youth detention centre, juvenile justice centre, juvenile holding centre, youth residential centre|
A place administered and operated by a department responsible for juvenile justice, where young people under the age of 18 years are detained while under the supervision of the department on a pre-sentence or sentenced detention episode.
Collection and usage attributes
|Comments:||In Australia juvenile justice is the responsibility of the states and territories. There are differences in the legislation relating to juvenile justice in each state and territory.|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Origin:||AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) 2010. The health of Australia's prisoners 2009. Cat. no. PHE 123. Canberra: AIHW.|
|Reference documents:||AIHW 2009. Juvenile justice in Australia 2007-08. Juvenile justice series no. 5. Cat. no. JUV 5. Canberra: AIHW.|
|Metadata items which use this glossary item:|
Prison dischargee—first time in prison or juvenile detention indicator, prisoner health yes/no/unknown code N
Prison dischargee—first time in prison or juvenile detention indicator, yes/no code N
Prison entrant—number of times in prison or juvenile detention
Prison entrant—number of times in prison or juvenile detention, total number N[N]
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