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Juvenile detention centre

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
Synonymous names:Help on this termYouth detention centre, juvenile justice centre, juvenile holding centre, youth residential centre
METeOR identifier:Help on this term398978
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 25/08/2011
Definition:Help on this term

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:Help on this termIn 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:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this termAIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) 2010. The health of Australia's prisoners 2009. Cat. no. PHE 123. Canberra: AIHW.
Reference documents:Help on this termAIHW 2009. Juvenile justice in Australia 2007-08. Juvenile justice series no. 5. Cat. no. JUV 5. Canberra: AIHW.

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Age at first detention Health, Standard 25/08/2011

Incarceration history cluster Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

Number of times in prison or juvenile detention Health, Standard 25/08/2011

Prison dischargee—first time in prison or juvenile detention indicator, prisoner health yes/no/unknown code N Health, Standard 28/04/2016

Prison dischargee—first time in prison or juvenile detention indicator, yes/no code N Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

Prison entrant—number of times in prison or juvenile detention Health, Standard 25/08/2011

Prison entrant—number of times in prison or juvenile detention, total number N[N] Health, Standard 25/08/2011

Prisoner health NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016

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