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Responding to Custody Levels – Young Indigenous Australians and the Juvenile Justice System

Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, Lyn
June 4, 2015

Source: Reconciliation and Social Justice Library, Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation

This article addresses the juvenile justice system in Australia and outlying regions. Because a large portion of Australia and New Zealand’s populations are made up of youth, a bigger focus on youth justice should be taken. New Zealand’s Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1989 included measures “designed to strengthen families and foster their own means of dealing with their offending young.â€? Programs such as family group conferencing have helped in this way and have already found great success in New Zealand as of late.


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