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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Getting tough on youth crime

Date posted: 25 October 2013

The ABC lateline television program 'Getting tough on youth crime' reports on the campaigns to target young offenders even though figures show crime rates committed by youths are declining.

Reporter Karen Percy says State governments are cracking down on youth crime. Queensland, for one, is setting up boot camps and proposing to name and shame young offenders, yet the statistics reveal that overall, the rate of youth crime is falling.

The introduction of youth programs like the Right Step program in Victoria and the West Australian program Halo are helping reduce the incidence of youth re-offending and helping young Indigenous and non-Indigenous offenders reconnect with their families and giving them a second chance for a more positive future.

Source: ABC Lateline 


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Last updated: 25 October 2013
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