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Victoria must independently investigate serious complaints of police misconduct

Disturbing footage and stories of police brutality, coming from the joint investigation by the Age and ABC, highlights the need for independent investigation of police misconduct complaints.

Many young people experience significant mistreatment by police and yet they are reluctant to make a complaint, said Ariel Couchman today, Director of Youthlaw, a state-wide legal centre for young people under 25.

Youth Detention royal commission into NT has lessons for Victoria

The Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory (NTRC) found shocking and systemic failures occurred over many years and were known and ignored at the highest levels. It calls for the shutting down of Don Dale and a major overhaul and rethink of youth justice, child protection & detention.

Support Team Youthlaw for Run Melbourne!

Join Team Youthlaw and run, walk or roll for a great cause.

Race day is 30 July 2017 and we invite you, your family and friends to enter Run Melbourne and support Youthlaw.

Why get involved?

Whether you join the team or donate, you will have a lasting impact on Victoria’s most vulnerable young people.

Let’s help James take off for the Birdman fundraiser

This weekend one of our lawyers, James, is launching himself and his home-built-flying-machine off of a four metre platform into the Yarra River.

We’d love for you to get behind James and Youthlaw and donate to back his superhuman efforts and support us!