Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|DSS type:||Data Element Cluster|
The detention file cluster contains information about the periods of detention of young people under youth justice supervision.
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The detention file contains information on the periods of detention young people under youth justice supervision experience. It includes information on the type of detention and the start and end date of the period of detention (used to calculated duration). It also includes information on why a detention period ended, which aids in describing how young people exit detention. The postcode item in this file enables analyses of the remoteness and socioeconomic status of the areas in which young people lived before they entered detention.
The person identifier is a jurisdictionally-specific code that uniquely identifies a young person (youth justice client) within the State or Territory youth justice agency responsible for the young person. The person identifier is used to link to the client file in order to gain demographic information on young people in detention.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Youth Justice Administrators (AYJA)|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Juvenile Justice Detention file cluster
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|