VACCHO and the Balit Durn Durn Centre submitted a response to the Human Rights Commission’s call for Youth Justice reform across Australia.

Some key recommendations we made in the submission include:

  • Invest in early years and families to reduce the number of children in Out of Home Care
  • Ensure ongoing connection to Culture, Community and Aboriginal Community-Controlled services
  • Provide a health-based therapeutic response to issues arising rather than detention
  • Reduce racial bias in systems
  • End child detention

Balit Durn Durn Submission into Youth Justice and Child Wellbeing Reform across Australia