Saturday, March 7, 2020

AUSTRALIA: Stop Locking up 10 Year Olds - ONLINE ACTION

Amnesty International, Australia, March 5, 2020.

Australia is putting kids as young as 10 behind bars — it’s time to say enough is enough! Health experts, social workers, Indigenous leaders and legal experts all agree that prison is no place for a child.

But there is an opportunity to change this right now: through the police. They have the discretion to divert kids away from lock-ups or prison cells, and towards community-led help programs. 

Together, we can convince them that community-led programs are best for all young kids.