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In this Position Brief, The Commissioner is calling for continued and focused effort on reducing the number of children being incarcerated in South Australia’s youth detention centres in line with the fundamental principles of child justice.

For this to become a reality we need to make changes to state laws, policies and workforce practices and programs, that ensure all South Australian children who are arrested and accused of unlawful behaviour, and who are awaiting trial and sentencing, experience restorative justice that aims to divert them away from the youth justice system rather than draw them toward it.