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Inquiry into Adequacy of Youth Diversionary Programs in NSW

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Mission Australia’s submission into the inquiry into the adequacy of youth diversionary programs in NSW calls for an expansion of effective diversionary programs across the state, increase in wrap around supports for young people engaged in the juvenile justice system to overcome personal barriers and increase in meaningful early intervention programs. The submission also highlights service models that are effective in supporting young people to get back on track through education, employment and cultural connection.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Incarceration

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This submission focuses on effective diversionary programs and alternatives to incarceration through service evaluation and research data, along with client case studies and service provider perspectives. As many of our justice services work with young people, this submission takes a particular focus on early intervention and diversion programs for young people.

Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement

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This submission from Mission Australia to the law enforcement committee on ice included the latest statistics from our services. The submission focuses on the nature, prevalence and culture of methamphetamine use in Australia; strategies to reduce the high demand for methamphetamines in Australia; and other related issues.

Queensland youth detention review submission

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Mission Australia’s submission to the Independent Review of Youth Detention in Queensland calls for a shift to early intervention and prevention and addressing the underlying causes of offending. It also highlights service models that work to help young people get back on track through education, employment and cultural connection.

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