Youth Justice DSS 2020–
Data Set Specification Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
Youth Justice, Standard 15/02/2022
|DSS type:||Data Set Specification (DSS)|
The Youth Justice Data Set Specification (YJ DSS) 2020– contains information about young people under youth justice supervision in Australia. Young people under youth justice supervision are defined as those who are under the supervision or case management of a youth justice agency because they have
It does not contain information on young people who are supervised or case managed by organisations other than a youth justice agency (for example, young people supervised by an adult correctional agency).
The YJ DSS 2020– contains the Youth Justice National Minimum Data Set (YJ NMDS) 2020–, two additional data element clusters, and one additional data element.
The YJ NMDS 2020– contains four data element clusters all of which contain unit record level data:
The two additional, optional data element clusters are:
The Youth Justice Charge file cluster, which contains the Australian and New Zealand Standard Offence Classification (ANZSOC) code of all charges relating to unsentenced supervised orders (e.g. supervised bail, remand).
The Youth Justice Offence file cluster, which contains the Australian and New Zealand Standard Offence Classification (ANZSOC) code of all offences relating to sentenced supervised orders (e.g. sentenced detention, probation).
The additional data element is:
Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2016) NNNN is an optional item which can be collected as part of the client file
Collection and usage attributes
|Implementation start date:||01/07/2020|
In April 2019 the Australasian Youth Justice Administrators (AYJA), previously the Australasian Juvenile Justice Administrators (AJJA) changed their name and the name of the youth justice collection, replacing ‘juvenile justice’ with ‘youth justice’.
Source and reference attributes
Youth Justice Data and Information Group
|Steward:||Australian Youth Justice Administrators (AYJA)|
AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) 2004. Juvenile justice national minimum data set version 1.3 data dictionary. Canberra: AIHW.
AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) 2021. Juvenile justice national minimum data set, data collection manual 2020–21. Canberra: AIHW.
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