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