‘We are concerned that youth justice systems in many states and territories are under considerable strain. Growing numbers of children and young people on remand, the over representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in youth justice detention, staffing challenges in detention centres, poor facilities, mistreatment of children and young people, the misuse of isolation and restraints, and incidents between children, young people and staff have prompted a number of recent reviews of youth justice detention systems.’
Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians , November 2017
In response to this situation the Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians drafted its Statement on Conditions and Treatment in Youth Justice Detention, in which they outlined some principles which would underpin the development and reform of youth justice detention into the future.
You can download the ACCG Statement on Conditions and Treatment in Youth Justice Detention from the Guardian’s website.