Submission on behalf of the Centre for Law, Governance and Public Policy in response to the Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
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Extract Young people involved in the justice system can have complex needs relating to education, mental health, family and other relationships, substance abuse, and the development of pro-social attitudes. Multi-agency coordination is essential to address these problems. The 2010 Review of Effective Practice in Juvenile Justice (NSW) found that the complexity and scope of an effective response to juvenile crime necessitates a whole-of-community approach, involving coordination between state and local agencies responsible for administering juvenile justice, the police, welfare agencies, schools, health authorities, etc (Noetic 2010). The failure of governments to address these complex problems due to poor multiagency coordination is one reason many young people enter and re-enter the justice system
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