A rare opportunity to turn around youth crime in Queensland has been missed today following the release of “an extremely disappointing and concerning” state parliament report. QCOSS CEO Aimee McVeigh said the Palaszczuk Government’s approach to youth justice was missing the keystone to reduce crime.
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Young children do not belong in the criminal justice system, including prison. In consideration of Queensland’s Human Rights Act 2019 and following evidence of how best to respond to young children who engage in criminal activities, the Queensland Parliament should raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility.
QCOSS does not support the Queensland Government’s proposed amendments to the Youth Justice Act. Our position is clearly articulated in a joint media release [...]