Uneven justice: Addressing multicultural youth overrepresentation in the Victorian Youth Justice System

In Victoria, certain cohorts of multicultural young people are disturbingly overrepresented across the youth justice system. Overrepresentation of cultural groups in Victoria’s youth justice system is not a new phenomenon. We have seen peaks and troughs of overrepresentation of multicultural young people in youth justice over time.  However, the current trend represents the highest rate since the 1990s and has worryingly persisted for the last five years.  It testifies to a system that is not working.