Background

The Juvenile Justice Research and Information Group (JJ RIG, also known as the RIG) is comprised of representatives of statutory youth justice agencies from each state and territory. The role of the JJ RIG is to develop, maintain and report on youth justice information.

Reporting structure

The JJ RIG receives direction from and reports to the Australasian Youth Justice Administrators (AYJA). JJ RIG members are responsible for representing the views of their respective jurisdictions and for ensuring that their AYJA member is regularly updated on the work of the RIG.

JJ RIG meetings are also attended by representatives from the Review of Government Service Provision (RGSP), the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Terms of reference

The JJ RIG is responsible for:

  1. Implementing and monitoring the MoU between AYJA and the AIHW.
  2. Implementing and developing the JJ NMDS.
  3. Preparing information for publication in reports as specified under the Schedule to the MoU between the AYJA and the AIHW.
  4. Providing a forum for discussion on the youth justice performance measures published or proposed for the RoGS, and their counting rules.
  5. Undertaking other information and data-related projects as directed by the AYJA.
  6. Providing advice to AYJA on issues relating to information and data.

Membership

  • Membership is comprised of representatives of statutory youth justice agencies from each state and territory.

Secretariat

Postal address

JJRIG Secretariat

PO Box 570

Canberra

ACT 2601

Telephone

Facsimile

(02) 6244 1068

(02) 6244 1299

Email address

jjrig.secretariat@aihw.gov.au

GovDex

Link to GovDex (only available to members)