Inquiry criticises Victoria's 'punitive' youth justice system

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The report into Victoria’s youth justice system has found the current approach is hindering young offenders’ rehabilitation

A report into Victoria’s youth justice system has found a shortage of experienced and trained staff, inadequate crime-prevention strategies and a punitive approach to justice are all hindering the rehabilitation of young people in detention.

The final report from the Inquiry into Youth Justice Centres in Victoria was tabled in parliament on Tuesday. While the report was due in August 2017, it was postponed because of delays in receiving evidence from the justice and health departments.

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