Supporting Transitions from Juvenile Detention Project


Dr Tim Moore, Tracy Cussen, Vicky Saunders, Prof Morag McArthur

Funding Source:

ACT Community Services Directorate


Reintegration of young offenders has been shown to be as important in determining future outcomes and in reducing recidivism as incarceration itself. This project looked at the experiences of young people engaged in the juvenile justice system in the ACT at key points during their incarceration and after they left Quamby Youth Detention Centre to determine how successful the models of support were in assisting reintegration and in identifying areas of improvement for the systems surrounding young people.


Research monograph

Moore, T., Saunders, V., & McArthur, M. (2008). Lost in transition: Young people's transitions from custody to the community. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Associated publications

Moore, T., McArthur, M., & Saunders, V. (2013). Young People Talk about Transitioning from Youth Detention to the Community: Making Good. Australian Social Work, 66(3), 328-343.