15.1     This chapter discusses the relationship between the child protection system, juvenile justice and adult incarceration. Research suggests that the links between these systems is so strong that child removal into out-of-home care and juvenile detention could be considered as key drivers of adult incarceration.

15.2     While child protection and juvenile detention fall outside the scope of this Inquiry, the ALRC considers that a national review of the child protection laws and processes that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children is warranted.