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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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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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Help people facing disadvantage deal with outstanding fines and debt

1 March 2016  |  

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.

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Support young people leaving care to achieve independence

21 January 2016  |  

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.

By under Budget, Children, Children and families, State Budget, Young people