Youth justice

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Aboriginal children ‘kept in detention’ despite being granted bail in Western Australia
Exclusive: Aboriginal Legal Service says it has ‘grave concerns’ government department failed in duty to find the children suitable accommodation

Calla Wahlquist

28, Dec, 2021 @2:46 AM

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Indigenous 11-year-old released from Don Dale detention centre as lawyer slams incarceration of children
Lawyer calls for ‘lawful, peaceful civil disobedience’ in response to ‘disgraceful’ locking up of children around the country

Stephanie Convery

21, Dec, 2021 @3:58 AM

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‘School-to-prison pipeline’: youth justice services failing black boys
Probation inspectorate finds lack of curiosity underpinning inaction on youth offending disparities across England

Aamna Mohdin

21, Oct, 2021 @7:53 PM

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Children locked in rooms at youth prison up to 23 hours a day – report
Damning report on Oakhill secure training centre in Milton Keynes identifies ‘widespread failings’

Sally Weale Education correspondent

11, Oct, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Teenagers ‘charged for petty crimes’ locked up in NSW because of homelessness, report says
Last year hundreds of highly vulnerable adolescents were detained before sentencing because they had nowhere else to go, peak youth homelessness body finds

Cait Kelly

07, Oct, 2021 @4:00 PM

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MP questions transfer of children from Rainsbrook secure centre to youth jails
Young people moved to facilities for which previously they would been considered too vulnerable

Jamie Grierson Home affairs correspondent

13, Jul, 2021 @4:58 PM

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Youth Justice Board chief hits out at plans to raise child custodial sentences
Claudia Sturt warns MPs that more time in custody cements pro-criminal identities and attitudes

Jamie Grierson Home affairs correspondent

30, Jun, 2021 @5:27 PM

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MPs seek MoJ answers over Rainsbrook youth jail contract extension
Committee questions why contractor was given another two years despite concerns over its performance

Jamie Grierson Home affairs correspondent

24, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Australian governments accused of hiding evidence supporting lift in age of criminal responsibility
Raise the Age campaign says scores of submissions by legal, health and youth experts have been concealed and ignored

Lorena Allam and Christopher Knaus

18, May, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Agreement to raise Australia’s age of criminal responsibility to 14 unlikely as states go own way
The ACT plans to raise the age from 10 to 14, Queensland is committed to not changing the law while other states are non-committal

Nino Bucci

15, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Proportion of BAME children in UK youth custody at record high
Official data also shows incidents of self-harm and use of restraint techniques are on the rise

Alex Mistlin

28, Jan, 2021 @8:39 PM

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'Do we have that much to fear from a 12-year-old Aboriginal kid that we need to cage them?'
The youth worker: The system is broken, Daniel Daylight says, arguing that if some of the money spent on detention were funnelled into Indigenous-run programs, outcomes would be very different

Laura Murphy-Oates

22, Jan, 2021 @7:00 PM

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