Youth justice

There is significant crossover between young people who engage in, or who are at risk of, offending behaviour and young people with mental ill-health. Orygen’s Policy Think Tank has highlighted the pressing need for preventive forensic, early intervention and community-based and residential mental health services for potential young offenders, as well as continued dedicated mental health care to rehabilitate young people in detention or on remand, in order to improve their life prospects as members of the community.