Call for National Overhaul of Child Detention Systems

Catholic Religious Australia (CRA), of which Sisters of Mercy Parramatta is a member organisation, has voiced grave concerns about the state of juvenile detention systems to the National Children’s Commissioner, the Minister for Indigenous Affairs and the Police Ministers Council

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“Prison is not an appropriate environment for children. As a society, in seeking to respond to the challenge of the young who offend, we need to focus seriously on constructive ways to support healing, rehabilitation and transformation,” CRA President, Fr Peter Jones OSA, said.

CRA urged Ms. Anne Hollands, Ms. Linda Burney and Mr Mark Dreyfus to work closely with State and Territory governments, to urgently bring about the drastically required changes needed to fully establish children’s rights within Australia’s justice system."

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