The Junction

Clean Slate Without Prejudice training session. Photo: supplied

Fighting for Justice: Indigenous schemes reduce youth crime

July 10, 2020

Marco Stojanovik looks at programs that aim to keep indigenous kids out of the justice system. “Alright everybod...

Justin Mohamed, Victorian Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People.

Difficult path for Indigenous children

June 4, 2020

Trauma and lack of support are a common background for Indigenous children caught in the youth justice system. Gideon Aroni talks to Victorian Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People Justin Mohamed about creating positive change.

Left to Right: The Koori Education team in the Campaspe region – Wayne Cowley, Paul Clarke, Rick Ronnan and Howard Armstrong.

School the key to good outcomes for children

June 4, 2020

By the time kids drop out of school it’s often too late, experts say. Teachers are even more important for disadvantaged children, write Millicent Spencer and Hannah Williams.

When an arrest becomes a badge of honour in a dysfunctional family, it’s tough for kids to ask for help. Adult and peer mentors can help break the cycle.

Mentors the key to ending generations of crime

June 4, 2020

When an arrest becomes a badge of honour in a dysfunctional family, it’s tough for kids to ask for help. Adult and peer mentors can help break the cycle.

Young people face a struggle to stay away from the youth justice system

Homeless, young and in trouble: regional kids struggle with lack of resources

June 4, 2020

With fewer resources to keep them off the streets, young people in regional areas face a major struggle to stay away from the youth justice system. Support agencies are desperate for more funding to help, writes Jemima Nash.

Early intervention, education and housing can all help keep teenagers out of serious trouble.

For teens, detention is the path to a life of crime

June 4, 2020

Early intervention, education and housing can all help keep teenagers out of serious trouble. And that’s important, because contact with the youth justice system can have very poor outcomes.

Police officers at a climate change rally, Sydney. Photo: Rose Makin / Shutterstock

Report: Strip-searches of minors unlawful

May 9, 2020

The NSW police watchdog has found strip-searches conducted on four juveniles at music festivals were...

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Advocates signal alarm at report exonerating police over botched raid

May 8, 2020

A bungled police raid on a gay bookshop one year ago left an innocent man with severe injuries and sent shockwaves through Victoria’s LGBTQ community. Now there are fears of further fallout in the wake of a controversial report.

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.
Project: Youth Justice