This research reports on the effectiveness of Youth Court supervision orders in reducing the frequency and seriousness of re-offending. It was conducted to provide information on the outcomes for youth offenders following Youth Court supervision orders.
This research involved the analysis of administrative data covering January 2002 to June 2007 from CYF and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).
The research reported here was conducted by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) to provide information on the outcomes for youth offenders following Youth Court supervision orders.
Key findings include:
- for all supervision order types, young people who re-offended usually did so in the first two years after the supervision
- order was imposed, and the likelihood of re-offending after this was very much lower
- four out of five of the young people re-offended within the follow-up period
- the re-offending was less serious, on average, than the offence that led to the initial supervision order.