The ACT Government has agreed with most of the Human Rights Commission’s 224 recommendations set out in its inquiry into the youth justice system, Minister for Community Services Joy Burch said today.
Ms Burch today released the Government’s response to The ACT Youth Justice System 2011: A Report to the ACT Legislative Assembly by the ACT Human Rights Commission.
The Government response was informed by comprehensive advice from the Youth Justice Implementation Taskforce comprising of Government and community sector stakeholders including Youth Coalition of the ACT Director Emma Robertson, Anglicare Canberra Chief Executive Peter Sandeman, and Richmond Fellowship Director Danny O’Neill.
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“In considering its response, the Government has worked to meet the intent and objective of each of the Commission’s recommendations,” Ms Burch said.
“Of the 224 recommendations, we have agreed or agreed in-principle to 189 recommendations, noted 29 and not agreed with six.”