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More Diversions offer a way ahead

The $8.9m in the State budget for continuation of the Fast Track Remand Court is a great initiative from the Andrews Government. Processing by this Court process reduces the amount of time young people spend on remand and increases the likelihood of being included in diversion programs. The success of diversionary programs around Australia has […]

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Community legal education sessions for young CALD people

Earlier this year we ran several sessions for young Shepparton residents from CALD backgrounds on a range of topics, including police powers; Public Transport Victoria inspectors; how to report a crime; sex, young people and the law; family violence; and careers in the courts and law. Participants came from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, […]

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Compulsory Income Management Unfairly Targets Young People

Goulburn Valley CLC is concerned about a shift in the Commonwealth Government’s approach to Shepparton’s Income Management pilot. As we understand it, the Commonwealth Government is set to deem some categories of people as suitable for compulsory income management regardless of their ability to manage their own finances. In short, even if a person is […]

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