Corrective Services

Questions reveal a staggering 82% return to custody within five years of release from Banksia Hill

Hon Alison Xamon MLC, Greens spokesperson for children and youth justice, has called for a total rethink of the approach to young offenders as questions she asked in Parliament last night revealed a staggering 81.72% of young people released from detention returned to either sentenced detention or adult custody within five years.

Children should not be jailed because of a lack of accommodation: Greens

Greens spokesperson for Corrective services and Child Protection the Hon Alison Xamon MLC has today again called for urgent action to address the systemic issues that are resulting in vulnerable children and young people being held in Banksia Hill Detention Centre because there is nowhere else for them to go.

“This situation is absolutely unacceptable, particularly given it is an issue that has well and truly been on the Government’s radar for at least two years. 

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