The notion of remanding a person (let alone a juvenile) into custody is an extremely serious issue. Our entire criminal justice system, inclusive of the juvenile system, works on the premise that a person is innocent until proven guilty. Yet increasingly, we are seeing young people held in juvenile prisons due to social, economic, cultural and political factors, and not necessarily legal factors.
Part of YANQ's role is to collectively develop and promote policy perspectives that are in favour of the Qld youth sector and young people.
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