Some might think that a major problem for kids going off the rails has been a lack of boundaries.
Despite that Joy Burch has announced still more accommodating arrangements for the youth who have found themselves in the justice system (most often a problem of their own making).
“Remanding young people in custody should be one of the last resorts of any legal system,” Ms Burch said.
“Staff in the service will assist in identifying alternative accommodation for young people if required, and will also be able to assist young people to comply with their bail conditions.”
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The after-hours bail service will support young people who are already on bail and those facing fresh charges outside of daytime business hours, where bail is being considered.
“The service will operate each evening and into the early hours of the morning to provide advice to police and young people about options to support young people who are going to be placed on bail or who already are on bail.
“We know that reduced exposure to a custodial environment has a significant impact on reducing recidivism amongst young offenders, and through this program we aim to reduce the likelihood of a young person being placed on remand for a short period until the necessary arrangements can be made to grant them bail.”