Posts Tagged ‘Youth Justice’

Portugal declares World Youth Day amnesty for young convicts

Monday, July 3rd, 2023
World Youth Day

Portugal’s upcoming World Youth Day is turning out to be an enormous blessing for some young convicts. The government has declared a one-year pardon for prisoners under the age of 30, if they’re serving sentences of up to eight years. The amnesty was declared to mark World Youth Day, which Lisbon will host next month. Read more

College students’ youth justice report catches Children’s Commissioner’s eye

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Students from St Thomas of Canterbury College in Christchurch have written a report that has caught the attention of the Commissioner for Children, Judge Andrew Becroft. The report, released at the Nga Hau E Wha National marae on Wednesday, looked at how those aged between 10 and 16 are faring when they fall foul of Read more

Challenge 2000 put the youth justice case to Bill English

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
challenge 2000

Last week the deputy prime minister, Bill English visited Challenge 2000, a Youth Development, Community and Family Social Work agency based in Johnsonville, near Wellington. Challenge staff discussed with English the services they provide to youth and how they could help if the age at which people are referred to the adult court was raised Read more