Evidence-based interventions to assist youth at risk

Reason supports:

  • legislation to increase leaving out-of-home care age to 21 years
  • increase the age of criminal responsibility to 14 years
  • increase funding for diversion and early intervention in youth criminal justice, including restorative justice approaches
  • youth justice facilities that address the underpinning causes of offending, based on Spain’s Diagrama model
  • investment in youth drug rehabilitation programs
  • urgent responses to meet youth community needs in outer high-growth suburbs
  • access to culturally safe reproductive health care 
  • access to free menstruation supplies.