Ways to keep kids out of jail

by | Aug 26, 2012 | Poverty: Analysis and Responses

Victoria, Australia,  the best when it comes to keeping kids out of jail

New research has made it clear that Victoria’s youth justice system, with its focus on diversion, is effective at keeping young people out of prison.   Responding to the release of Juvenile Justice in Australia 2010-11 by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Jesuit Social Services EO Julie Edwards said, “Victoria has the lowest youth detention rate in Australia. This shows how effective we are at diverting all but the most serious young offenders from custody. The Victorian government has the opportunity to strengthen this approach further through its current consultation on youth diversion.”  READ MORE Thanks to the Australian CM site for drawing attention to this.

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