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Solitary Confinement is No Place for Children

Sharon Shalev, Wednesday, 6th February 2019 -  Solitary confinement is the deep and dark end of the prison system – alternatives must be sought for dealing with children and young people and those with disabilities in our prisons,

PM’s African Crime Comments Fan Flames of Fear

Julie Edwards, Friday, 20th July 2018 -  The intervention by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull concerning the issue of African youth in Victoria is unfair, misleading and extremely unhelpful, writes Jesuit Social Services…

Restricting Criminal Access to Redress Scheme a Denial of Human Rights

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th June 2018 -  The Senate has passed legislation to establish a National Redress Scheme from 1 July, but the community and legal sectors have warned that the possible exclusion of people with criminal

More Money Spent on Crime and Punishment

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 20th December 2016 -  Prison costs are “spiralling out of control” as more people are being put behind bars but it is “not making us safer”, according to a new report. States of Justice: Criminal Justice

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Youth Justice System Needs Balance

Julie Edwards, Tuesday, 4th October 2016 -  Has Victoria learned nothing from the outcry around the abuse and brutalisation of young people within the Northern Territory’s youth justice system – we don’t need a “supermax”

More Abuse Uncovered on Nauru, So Who’s Responsible?

Julie Edwards, Thursday, 18th August 2016 -  Opinion: It is time Australia rejected the fiction that our political leaders are not somehow responsible for what happens on the offshore detention centres they have created, writes

Opinion

Community Legal Centres – A View from the Trenches

Julie Edwards, Thursday, 19th May 2016 -  Opinion: Community legal centre lawyers ensure that Australia’s most vulnerable are protected by the law and supported to improve their often dire situations. We know because

Prison Spending ‘Travesty’- NFP

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 26th February 2015 -  A new analysis by social change Not for Profit, Jesuit Social Services reveals a $626 million spike in prison spending in Victoria over the past ten years – money the NFP says…

Policies Around Community Safety Needed

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 21st August 2014 -  One hundred days out from a Victorian State election, Jesuit Social Services has called on both major political parties in Victoria to forgo what the Not for Profit organisation says…

Welfare Reform Submissions Low

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 12th August 2014 -  The Federal Government has received just 60 submissions to its controversial welfare reform draft report – many are from individuals outside the Not for Profit sector. The…

Rising Homelessness Needs Urgent Funding

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 15th July 2014 -  The Victorian Government should urgently reinstate mental health funding to housing and homelessness agencies in Melbourne, according to homelessness services Not for Profit…
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