Mental Health A-Z

Jurisdiction

The geographical area over which an authority extends. In the Report Card this is used to refer to states, territories and the Commonwealth.

Justice Reinvestment

A program which diverts a portion of the funds spent on incarceration to communities where there is a high concentration of offenders. The money that would have been spent on custodial services is reinvested into education and services that address the underlying causes of crime.

Juvenile Justice

The corrective system for young offenders; for those aged 10-17 years.