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Government backflip leaves Centre's youth worst off

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Almost 75%  of young people in detention in the Northern Territory are from the Centre. They are being doubly punished, says the Central Australian Youth Justice committee, by being locked up in a detention centre that’s not fit for purpose, or being sent over a thousand kilometres away from their families to Don Dale where they can’t receive visits.

Public money flowing into facility about to be closed

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Tradies are still busy refurbishing and expanding the Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre which Michael Gunner says will be closed very soon. ERWIN CHLANDA. reports.

 

UPDATE Monday 9:40am

 

Youth justice, detention goes to Territory Families

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Children are different to adults and much more likely to respond to therapeutic interventions, education and re-engagement in the community. It gets better results and helps get kids on the right path, writes Minister for Territory Families, Dale Wakefield (pictured).

 

Youth curfew back on town council agenda

 

 

 

A youth curfew is back on the Town Council's agenda but at least two councillors (including Liz Martin, pictured, who heads up the National Road Transport Hall of Fame) are saying that before local government becomes involved, it should check what the NT Government's intentions are about juvenile delinquency. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

There's more to a curfew than meets the eye

 

Ald Eli Melky (pictured at left) will move his controversial motion for a youth curfew at Monday's town council meeting.
He says it's no big deal, not a bid to change the world, just a logical
move to round off the plethora of existing youth services.
He believes there are 57 of them, counting government ones and NGOs, mostly working 9 to 5.
Now watch it all unravel.
Ald Melky says while it appears there are hundreds of young people about
at night, it's just "30 to 40 kids who are holding the population to
ransom".
In a conversation with the Alice Springs News Online he suggests making
it unlawful for them to be on the streets after 10pm will actually keep
them indoors.
Our discussion soon turns to the question: Why should this new law make
any difference to those 30 to 40 kids, given that breaking the law –
pretty well with impunity – is a way of life for them? ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO at top: Aldermen John Rawnsley and Samih Habib Bitar at a "get to know you" evening with street kids in early 2009.

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