JUVENILE OFFENDING —
296. Hon CHARLES SMITH to the Leader of the House representing the
Minister for Community Services:
I refer to the minister's
answer to question without notice 274, asked yesterday.
(1) What specific
measurable data is the minister's department collecting on Target 120?
(2) What analytic
methods will be used to analyse this data to assess its efficacy?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(1) The Department of Communities is
collecting data from —
and instruments distributed by the Department of Communities' community
youth officers to service providers, young people and families;
(b) data sharing between
participating government and non-government agencies;
qualitative surveys of local interagency group members, which comprise
participating state government agencies; and
(d) interviews with young people and
families as part of their individual case plan reviews.
(2) Data analysis
will involve a combination of statistical and qualitative techniques including
descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, economic analysis and thematic
analysis. This analysis will be supported by a linked administrative database,
the social investment data resource, which is being developed by the Department
of Treasury and will incorporate key data from the Western Australia Police
Force, the Mental Health Commission, and the Departments of Communities,
Education, Health and Justice.