Youth Justice

Costs and reoffending rates spiralling out of control under Andrews? broken Youth Justice system

The release today of the?2021 Report on Government Services (RoGS)?on Youth Justice lays bare the damage being done by inaction from the Andrews Labor Government. Youth reoffending is on the rise in Victoria with the latest data from 2017-18 revealing over 60 per cent of young people released from sentenced supervision, aged 10?16 years at …

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Labor?s Minister for Crime Prevention can?t explain what?s being done to try and reduce crime

Under questioning today, Labor?s Minister for Crime Prevention was lost for words when asked to explain what the government was doing to try and reduce crime in Victoria. Funding announced by the Andrews Labor Government in the 2020-21 State Budget for Crime Prevention is so light on detail, that the Minister for Crime Prevention can?t …

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Labor?s budget fails to address the real problem in Daniel Andrews? failed Youth Justice system

Despite the increasingly irreparable damage done to the Youth Justice system by the Andrews Labor Government, the 2020/21 Budget has failed to do anything to divert young people away from a path of crime. Instead of directing money in the State Budget at programs to pay for overblown staff budgets, the Andrews Labor Government should …

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Andrews Labor Government continues to hide Youth Justice worker assaults

Minister for Youth Justice, Natalie Hutchins has hidden?the number of assaults against?staff at Victoria?s Youth Justice Centres to cover up Labor?s systematic failings in the?problematic portfolio. In the past five years, reports of riots, assaults on young offenders, and staff members bashed in Youth Justice Centres have increased, causing real concerns for the safety of those inside the …

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Chaos and dysfunction in Daniel Andrews? youth justice system

An 18-year-old offender who threw boiling water at the face of a youth justice worker, causing permanent disfiguration, will receive no additional time to his sentence for his vile crime. This is despite this same young offender having committed over 30 assaults on staff and other inmates while in youth justice. Pleas to have this …

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