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Rehabilitation, mental health & addiction programs trump prisons any day, says veteran crime writer John Silvester. theage.com.au/victoria/law-a…
If housing was considered in inflation data (a key cost-of-living gauge), the rate would be "significantly higher".… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
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.
10,000 Victorian students are disengaging from education every year. But if we’re willing to listen and be flexible, we can help keep our kids in school.
The reasons kids become disengaged from school are often complex, and having the right supports in place is crucial to preventing it.
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.
The Roadmap to Reform: strong families safe children package announced today is an important step towards improving the wellbeing of vulnerable children and families. In this blog, VCOSS summarises key initiatives.
VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture. It puts forward a proposal to allow Victorians facing disadvantage to discharge outstanding fine debt through voluntary work or agreed programs or treatments, to help prevent them experiencing spiralling debt.
VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture. The state budget submission proposes the Victorian government help support young people leaving care to transition to independent living by providing a statewide, integrated, holistic leaving care support model for all care leavers up to the age of 21, with the option to be extended to the age of 25, where required.