Australia’s Children’s Courts Today and Tomorrow: A National Portrait. A presentation to Heads of Jurisdiction by Allan Borowski and Rosemary Sheehan Launceston, Tasmania Thursday 6 April 2006. Australia’s Children’s Courts Today and Tomorrow: A National Portrait.
Australia’s Children’s Courts Today and Tomorrow:A National Portrait
A presentation to
Heads of Jurisdiction
Allan Borowski and Rosemary Sheehan
Thursday 6 April 2006
Content of Presentation
Early career in juvenile probation and parole in Victoria
Currently Professor , School of Social Work and Social Policy, La Trobe University.
Has researched juvenile crime, justice and corrections in the United States, Israel, the United Kingdom and Australia.
Books: Juvenile Delinquency in Australia (1985); Juvenile Crime, Justice and Corrections (1997).
Proposal to evaluate Children’s Koori Court of Victoria, funding permitting.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University.
Pre-Hearing Conference Convenor, Children’s Court of Victoria.
Research areas: child welfare and the law, mental health, family violence and judicial and correctional responses to women offenders.
Current research projects look at experiences of children of parents who in criminal justice system
Book, Magistrates’ Decision-Making in Matters of Child Protection published in 2001 by Ashgate (UK), a study of judicial decision-making in child welfare matters.
Objectives of the Study
1. Identify contemporary status and current challenges faced by Australia’s Children’s Courts from the perspective of key stakeholders.
Some Past Changes
Possible Future Directions
Significance of Study
Communication of Results
Funding for Research
What the Study Asks of You
Thank you very much.