Youth Justice

Computers in Cells International Survey
Petition: Call for Computers in Cells for Juvenile Detainees
University of Southern Queensland Presentation
PrisonPC Report
JA Juvenile Justice Summit Leaflet
Juvenile Justice Summit Agenda 4-5 May 2017

The subject of youth crime has been one of much public debate over the last few years. Statistics demonstrate that many youths who resort to crime face serious social and economical marginalisation. Furthermore, our juvenile clients commonly report experiences of neglect and physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Justice Action believes that major changes have to be made to the current youth justice system in order to combat these ongoing concerns.

Continued funding should not be given to juvenile detention centres; rather, the underlying systemic inequalities that youth offenders face must be immediately addressed. Tax dollars should instead be redirected towards furthering youth education and rehabilitation programs for young offenders; housing initiatives; and creating community centres and after-school initiatives, amongst various other things. This is the only way to either combat youth crime before it starts or break the vicious cycle of crime in which young offenders are trapped.

Click here for detailed proposals for mentoring and justice.

Computers in cells is a key initiative of Justice Action. The aim of the juvenile detention is supposed to be the rehabilitation of the juvenile offenders. A key part of this rehabilitation is education, which can be facilitated by the provision of computers into the cells of prisoners. Read more here.




Free Legal Advice for Youth

"Ask! A Free Legal Service for Youth"

- A free service for 14 to 21 year olds in the Sydney metropolitan area
- Covering all areas of law

- Randwick - Ted Noffs Foundation, 206A Alison Road (cnr Avoca Street)
- Parramatta - The Smith Family, Level 1, 239 Church Street (cnr George Street)

- Tuesday evenings between 4.00 and 6.00pm (appointments only)
- Provided by Mallesons Stephen Jaques in conjunction with the Ted Noffs Foundation

Contact Information:
- Tel (02) 8383 6629
- Fax (02) 9310 0020
- Email: ask!@noffs.org.au

"Law Stuff"

What? - It's a website with plain language information about the rights of young people, including practical information about rights and responsibilities at school, including bullying at school, employment issues, leaving school, alcohol and drugs, criminal law, and the police. Offers an email-back facility, LawMail, which allows young people to seek legal advice if you're 22 years of age or under.

Contact Information: 
- Visit their website at http://www.lawstuff.org.au/


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