Youth justice is not the government's fault – but it's their job to fix it
- Category: Statutory child protection
- Created: Monday, 09 January 2017 23:07
- Written by Julie Edwards - The Age
Youth justice is not the government's fault – but it's their job to fix it.
Illustration: Andrew Dyson
The problem we are facing with the youth justice system hasn't developed overnight. The present government has inherited a problem that has been some years in the making. So how did we get here?
One view is that successive governments have taken their eye off the ball with regard to youth justice; another is that our present crisis is not, or not only, due to negligence but more because of governments actively pursuing the wrong approach.