Youth Justice DSS 2018–20
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|DSS type:||Data Set Specification (DSS)|
The Youth Justice DSS (YJ DSS) 2018–20 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 not under the supervision or case management of a youth justice agency (for example, young people supervised by an adult correctional agency).
The YJ DSS 2018–20 contains the Youth Justice National Minimum Data Set (YJ NMDS) 2018–20, two additional data element clusters, and one additional data element.
The YJ NMDS 2018–20 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:||01/07/2018|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2020|
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
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Youth Justice Administrators (AYJA)|
|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 2021. Youth Justice National Minimum Data Set. Data Collection Manual 2020–21. Canberra: AIHW.
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