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Broken child welfare system caused the youth justice crisis

An image of a young boy.

This is a particularly sensitive issue for me, as I’ve met these children. Having worked in Victorian youth custodial settings, including Parkville Youth Justice Precinct and child welfare services. I’ve discovered that the children in child welfare and youth offenders are the same kids. These are Australia’s most vulnerable children, betrayed and neglected, not only by their parents…