Indigenous Youth Incarceration

17 Jul 2024

In 2012 the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) said that Australia’s juvenile justice system required substantial reform before it would meet international standards, noting, for example, that children in Australia are held criminally responsible from the age of 10, two years younger than the CRC’s internationally acceptable minimum.

LIVE works to lobby the Australian Government to cooperate with the states and territories and Indigenous organisations to reduce the number of Indigenous youth incarcerated Australia wide.