Great that the emphasis is on the new Centre being …

Comment on New look youth detention by Phil Walcott.

Great that the emphasis is on the new Centre being a Juvenile Justice Facility. We need to be careful about the language we use so that the focus remains positive.
The Bushmob model at Loves Creek Station is an excellent example of how engaging young offenders in meaningful work related activity so that they leave any such facility armed with new skills they can apply in a work setting.
If we are going to turn around the current social dysfunction in some sectors of our community, we need to approach an old problem with new, brighter solutions. Old detention centre models adds to negativity. A youth justice facility offers a new paradigm …and new hope.

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