Home >

Archives under "Justice"

hands-arrested-young-person BLOG POST

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
Tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
docthumb-tackling-violence SUBMISSION

Tackling family violence and gender inequality

VCOSS submission to Senate Inquiry into Domestic Violence and Gender Inequality3 May 2016  |  

One in six Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence and one in three have experienced emotional abuse from a current or previous partner since the age of 15. Family violence causes serious social, economic and health consequences for women, their children, and the broader community. This submission makes recommendations for preventing and responding effectively to family violence, and for addressing gender equality more broadly. 

Published by under Advocacy, Family violence, Justice, Women
MEDIA RELEASE

Thousands of people denied legal assistance every year put at risk

3 March 2016  |  

Thousands of people facing disadvantage across Victoria are being denied access to crucial legal assistance every year due to a $46 million state and federal government funding gap, putting them at greater risk of falling into debt, homelessness, and contact with the criminal justice system, new VCOSS submission says.

Published by under Advocacy, CEO, Justice, Justice