LNP Announces Youth Justice Initiatives
- deliver extra school and community-based police, and
- allocate $2 million over two years to trial a Youth Boot Camp Diversion Program.
The LNP states that boosting the numbers of police in schools will “help prevent crime through the development of positive partnerships between police, students and the broader school community”.
Within three years, 50 schools will have school and community-based police. An ‘Adopt a School’ program that connects local police and local schools will be established where there is no permanent school-based police officer.
The trial Youth Boot Camp Diversion Program will be introduced for young people convicted of offences who would otherwise be sentenced to detention. The trial program will deliver structured training, mentoring and support for 80 young people.
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