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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.

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2015-16 State Budget Snapshot: Address the causes of crime

8 May 2015  |  

VCOSS welcomes the focus in the 2015-16 Victorian State Budget on reducing recidivism and investing in health, education and rehabilitation services and facilities in prisons. The budget contains positive initiatives that shift the balance away from funding rising prison costs, and move instead towards improving community corrections options, reducing reoffending and supporting prisoners to rehabilitate.

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Building a Victoria without poverty: Make communities safer by addressing the causes of crime

8 April 2015  |  

It is time for Victoria to pursue a new approach to reducing crime in the community that addresses the reasons people offend and slows the rapidly increasing spending on prisons. VCOSS’ State Budget Submission 2015-16 Building a Victoria without poverty calls for the adoption of justice reinvestment strategies that redirect funding from policies that increase the prison population towards community initiatives that target the causes of crime.

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