Talk’s cheap but the Vic Gov’t is walking to the same old beat
American states are beginning to reckon with violent and dysfunctional police departments; taking initial steps to respond to demands for funding to be moved away from heavily armed police departments, and into community programs and infrastructure.
Victoria Police and Government want Protective Service Officers (PSOs) to be allowed to continue to patrol shopping centres and main streets beyond the pandemic.
Youthlaw opposes this:
PSOs have limited training – only about one third of the
training of other police officers.
Youthlaw is here to support young people during COVID-19.
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Are confused about what you can and can’t do
under the new COVID-19 rulesFeel unsafe at home. Or, you are worried
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28 June 2019
The Sentencing Advisory Council Crossover Kids report into vulnerable children in the criminal justice system released yesterday, is a powerful analysis of a historical & current failure to adequately address the trauma of childhood abuse & neglect.
This is a timely report given the recent Vic Government budget announcement of expansions & new prisons to be built.