Monthly Archives: October 2012

Breaking the cycle online

Did you know that almost one in two Australians over the age of 15 experience legal problems each year?

The results of the Legal Australia-Wide Survey announced earlier this month found that almost half of all Australians were affected by legal problems every year.

A call to embed diversion in the youth justice system

Submissions to the Government’s Discussion Paper “Practical Lessons, fair consequences, Improving Diversion for young people in Victoria”    closed on 5th October.

Smart Justice for Young People   coordinated a sector response setting out the principles that should underpin a diversion framework for children and young people and making 13 recommendations of how to improve the system .