A report on Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system

A friend, Connie, linked this report on her Facebook. I am sad to say I haven’t read it all, but what I have read is quite distressing. It is heartbreaking that our society is lax in attempting to alleviate the struggles of a its own people.

Indigenous social and economic disadvantage have contributed to the high levels of Indigenous contact with the criminal justice system. Sadly, the Committee found there is intergenerational dysfunction in some Indigenous communities which presents a significant challenge to break the cycle of offending, recidivism and incarceration.

The Committee insists that Australians cannot wait another twenty years to address this national crisis and urges that the Committee’s recommendations are responded to within six months from the tabling of this report.

http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/atsia/sentencing/report/fullreport.pdf

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