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New South Wales - Concept
Probation was a system of supervision over children convicted of an offence or charged neglect. When introduced in 1905, probation officers also monitored women who received boarding out allowance to care for their own children, as well as truancy. Probation officers provided both criminal and care supervision. Probation now resembles the adult version and is the preserve of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
- Ludlow, Christa, 'For their own good' : a history of the Albion Street Children's Court and Boys' Shelter, Network of Community Activities, Surry Hills, 1994, 47 pp. Details
- McLean, Donald, Children In Need: An account of the administration and functions of the Child Welfare Department, New South Wales, Australia: with an examination of the principles involved in helping deprived and wayward children, Government Printer, Sydney, 1955, 173 pp. Details
- Howlett, Christine, Deaths in Custody Australia: No. 3 Deaths in Juvenile Detention, 1980-1992, Australian Institute of Criminology, May 1993, https://aic.gov.au/publications/dic/dic03. Details
- Scrivener, Gladys, "Rescuing the rising generation" : industrial schools in New South Wales, 1850-1910, 1996, http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/3898925. Details
Sources used to compile this entry: Ludlow, Christa, 'For their own good' : a history of the Albion Street Children's Court and Boys' Shelter, Network of Community Activities, Surry Hills, 1994, 47 pp.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 27 October 2011, Last modified: 13 February 2018