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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 7 Hansard (1 July) . . Page.. 3317..


  • Winnunga provides a visiting medical service to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and offers throughcare into the community;
  • Gugan Gulwan provides an art therapy program each week and provide cultural support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people;
  • The Aboriginal Justice Centre attends Bimberi to advise young people on legal issues and liaise with the Bimberi case management team on individual legal issues; and
  • for sentenced young people, the cognitive behavioural program Changing Habits and Reaching Targets (CHART) to address offending behaviour.
  • (2) The following data is based on calculations of the number of young people receiving more than one supervised sentence in a one year or two year period. This data should be interpreted with caution due to low population numbers in Bimberi Youth Justice Centre resulting in high variability.

    For Community Youth Justice, the percentage of the total sentenced client population who are recidivist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people are:

    2005-06

    8.70%

    2006-07

    7.32%

    2007-08

    5.88%

    2008-09

    6.90%

    2009-10

    9.73% (note this is for the period 1/7/09-30/4/10)

    For Bimberi Youth Justice Centre, data is available for the past three years. For the following years, the percentage of the total sentenced client population who are recidivist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people are:

    2007-08

    21.05%

    2008-09

    0.00%

    2009-10

    14.29% (note this is for the period 1/7/09-30/4/10)

    Education—students—suspensions

    (Question No 972)

    Ms Hunter asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 4 May 2010:

    (1) Can the Minister provide the figures on the number of students in ACT schools suspended for (a) one day, (b) two to five days, (c) five to 15 days and (d)15 days or longer for the period (i) 1 January to 31 March 2009 and (ii) 1 January to 31 March 2010.

    (2) Can the Minister advise, in the case of any suspensions in 2009 and 2010 of five days or longer, if the Department of Education and Training was advised of the suspensions.

    (3) How many of the students suspended and or their parents/carers were engaged with the Suspension Support Team pilot in 2010.

    (4) What support was given to those students who were not referred to the Suspension Support Team Pilot in 2010.


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