Youth Justice Maze
We’ve always been passionate about what can be done to help disadvantaged people and particularly a group of young people whose stories don’t often get told – those in our youth justice system. We have linked data in Victoria to evidence-based messages about youth justice to build empathy for young people caught in the justice system’s maze and think about we want the system to be doing instead.
We have explored Victoria’s data to see if we can align what we know about where these young people come from and what they’ve been through to evidence-based messages. We used ABS shape files, and linked youth offending data from the Crime Statistics Agency Victoria with SEIFA data from the ABS and population estimates from the ABS to map youth offending across the state and assess its link to disadvantage. We used tableau to create diagrams and maps, and undertake some data matching and python's pandas and matplot lib packages to undertake some statistical analysis of the linked dataset. We also used surveys reported through parliamentary inquiries to create graphs illustrating the experiences of many young people in the juvenile justice system in Victoria.
Evidence of Work
LGA Shape Files
Description of Use: Used for mapping.
Data Tables - Spotlight: Youth Offending in Victoria - year ending March 2019 (XLSX, 219.61 KB)
Description of Use: We used this data to map where young justice-involved youth live across Victoria.
Description of Use: We used SEIFA to map socio-economic disadvantage across Victoria
Helping a social impact ‘start up’ (small organisation) to tell their story
🌟 Telling Stories with Open Data