Statement on conditions and treatment in youth justice detention November 2017
The Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians are calling on governments to ensure youth justice detention I focused on rehabilitation, and the rights of children and young people are protected.
Following reports of inappropriate use of isolation and restraints, and mistreatment of children and young people, Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians (ACCG) have released a position statement on the conditions and treatment in youth justice detention.
The ACCG, which recently met in Melbourne, has called on all state and territory governments to apply the statement’s 13 principles to youth justice detention centres operating within their jurisdictions. These principles recognise the individual trauma children and young people have experienced, and supports their development and re-integration into the community.