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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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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
MEDIA RELEASE

Ombudsman report shows it is time to rethink approach to crime

17 September 2015  |  

VCOSS welcomes the recommendations of the Victorian Ombudsman in her Investigation into the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners in Victoria report, describing them as a broad-ranging and well-targeted set of recommendations that if implemented, would help make Victoria a safer state.

Published by under Justice, Justice
SUBMISSION

2015 VCOSS Submission to the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry

31 August 2015  |  

Submission to the 2015 Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry 2 Introduction VCOSS welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the 2015 re-opened Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry. This submission presents a range of issues and recommendations identified through consultation with VCOSS members and community sector organisations in Morwell affected by the Hazelwood fire.

Published by under Emergency management, Energy and Water, Justice, Justice, Occupational Health and Safety, Planning, State Politics, Urban Planning