More than 50 signatories have joined together in an open letter to Victorian Attorney-General Martin Pakula
, Minister for Families and Children and Youth Affairs, Jenny Mikakos
, and Minister for Police, Lisa Neville
expressing deep concerns about some changes proposed in the Children and Justice Legislation Amendment (Youth Justice Reform Bill)
and the Justice Legislation Amendment (Protective Service Officers and Other Matters) Bill
, both tabled in Parliament on 24th May 2017.
Soon after the letter was lodged, delegates from Jesuit Social Services
Executive team and Board embarked on an international research
trip to explore innovative and sustainable solutions to youth and adult
justice issues. Taking place throughout June 2017, the Justice Solutions
tour will investigate justice policy, systems, facilities and advocacy
in the UK, Germany, Norway, Spain and the United States.