“Heads held high” – Amnesty International Report on Indigenous young people in Detention in Queensland

Heads held highAmnesty International has recently published a research report highlighting extensive concerns and systemic issues regarding the mistreatment and over-representation of Indigenous young people in detention in Queensland. Read more

In the News: Professor Kerry Carrington speaks to Lateline about Juvenile Detention in Queensland

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Professor Kerry Carrington from the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, spoke to ABC’s Lateline program last night about the alarming human rights violations and mistreatment of young people in Queensland’s juvenile detention centres. Read more

In the News: Dr Kelly Richards Discussing Alternatives to Youth Detention


Dr Kelly Richards from the Crime and Justice Research Centre has recently been featured in an ABC News report discussing Youth Detention in Tasmania. Dr Richards explains that youth detention is incredibly ineffective in rehabilitating young offenders and reducing their rates of recidivism. Instead, she argues that community-based rehabilitative programs are a more effective alternative as they repair the harm caused by the offender to the victim/s and community.

To view the report, click here (report featured at 19:28mins)