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The government’s ‘war on kids’ won’t stop the youth crime problem in Queensland, experts say – ABC News

Former repeat offender Georgia* says she pleaded with schools to enrol her, and felt safest behind the walls of detention during her years in and out of Childrens…

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“If I had just one person that loved or cared about me I think that would have reduced a lot of the crime.”
Key points:

  • A former repeat offender says the harsher laws won’t change the minds of troubled youth
  • NZ’s Children’s Commissioner says engaging them more in school would be ‘hugely protective’
  • The law changes are expected to be introduced into parliament this week

Those are the blunt words of Georgia*, a young, well-spoken woman who was just 12 years old when she first landed in youth detention…

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