Crossover Kids: Effective responses to children and young people in the youth justice and statutory Child Protection systems

Investigators: Prof Rosemary Sheeham and Dr Susan Baidawi

From left to right: Dr Susan Baidawi, Children's Court President Judge Amanda Chambers, Magistrate JenniferBowles, Magistrate Fiona Hayes, Prof Rosemary Sheehan.

From left to right: Dr Susan Baidawi, Children's Court President Judge Amanda Chambers, Magistrate Jennifer Bowles, Magistrate Fiona Hayes, Prof Rosemary Sheehan.

The final report of the Crossover Kids study entitled 'Crossover Kids: Effective responses to children and young people in the youth justice and statutory Child Protection systems' was published in March 2020. The report authored by Professor Rosemary Sheeham and MARC member Dr Susan Baidawi explores the outcomes faced by children who experience involvement with both child protection and youth justice systems in Victoria.

Featured publications

Baidawi, S & Piquero, AR. 2020. Neurodisability among Children at the Nexus of the Child Welfare and Youth Justice System. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 10.1007/s10964-020-01234-w

Baidawi, S & Sheehan, R. 2019. ''Crossover kids': Offending by child protection-involved youth. Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, 582, 1-23.

Baidawi, S & Sheehan, R. 2019. Maltreatment and Delinquency: Examining the Contexts of Offending Amongst Child Protection-Involved Children. British Journal of Social Work. 10.1093/bjsw/bcz113

Baidawi, S. 2019. Crossover children: Examining initial criminal justice system contact among child protection-involved youth. Australian Social Work. 10.1080/0312407X.2019.1686765

Media

Monash Lens - From care to custody: the tragic trajectory of crossover kids

Project funders

Australian Research Council, the Australian Institute of Criminology, and the Victorian Department of Justice and Community Safety.