Supporting Smart Justice for Young People’s launch of ‘Working Together’


Youthlaw, as a co-convener of Smart Justice for Young People and proud to support the launch of ‘Working Together‘,  Smart Justice for Young Peoples’s Action Plan to End the Over-Representation of Particular Youth Cohorts in the Criminal Justice System.

Some information about Working Together from the Smart Justice for Young People team;

Working Together is for all decision makers working with young people aged 10-25 across government and the government funded community sector. The problem of over-representation of First Nations children and young people; multicultural children and young people, children living in residential care; 18-25 year olds; and girls and young women with complex needs in the Criminal Justice System is urgent.  Ending it requires our immediate and sustained collective and coordinated attention but no one organisation, law, policy or practice can achieve the necessary change alone, especially when demand is ever-increasing, and resources constrained.  Working Together provides us with the blueprint and is the culmination of two years of consensus building amongst coalition members and contains 49 system level requests across the whole of government and well as six key individual portfolios.

Follow Youthlaw and Smart Justice for Young People on social media to keep updated on this exciting launch.