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Youth justice reforms must be tough on the causes of youth crime

7 December 2016  |  

Victoria has a problem with the repeat and violent offending behaviours by a small number of young offenders. But we can’t arrest our way out of this problem.

By under Advocacy, Children, Community sector, Justice, Justice, Uncategorized, Young people
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For many, Don Dale has painful echoes of the past

9 August 2016  |  

Four Corners shocked Australia with images from inside the Don Dale detention centre, prompting widespread condemnation and a Royal Commission. For many Forgotten Australians the images were a disturbing reminder of their own abuse in state institutions and their continuing fight for justice

By under Advocacy, Children
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Needs-based funding crucial to improving educational outcomes for Victoria’s vulnerable students

19 April 2016  |  

The Government Schools Funding Review, led by Steve Bracks, makes wide-ranging recommendations around using school funding to raise educational outcomes for all students, increasing transparency and accountability of funding, and helping break the link between disadvantage and poor educational outcomes. It also makes broader recommendations about school leadership, collaboration and data sharing to drive systemic improvements and support the inclusion of all students.

By under Children, Education, Young people
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Landmark family violence report a turning point in addressing the scourge of family violence

30 March 2016  |  

The Victorian Council of Social Service has said the report delivered by the Royal Commission into Family Violence is “a landmark moment and a turning point in addressing the scourge of family violence in Victoria”.

Published by under Advocacy, Children, Children and families, Community sector, Community sector strengthening, Disability, Energy and Water, Essential Services, Family violence, Housing, State Budget, State Politics, Women, Young People and Families
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Vulnerable children and communities benefit from holistic support from integrated services

7 March 2016  |  

VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture. It puts forward a proposal to provide children and families with holistic support from integrated services.

By under Advocacy, Budget, Children, Children and families, Community sector, Education, Rural and regional, State Budget, Uncategorized, Young People and Families