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Too many Indigenous inmates

14 september 20156 – A new report released by the Victorian Ombudsman highlights once again the need for urgent action to address the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the justice system. Victoria has the fastest rate of increase in Indigenous imprisonment, despite spending in excess of 1 billion dollars each year. Instead of building more prisons more money should be invested in early intervention, prevention and diversion strategies, according to the ,Change the Record, Coalition. Read the recommendations on the website of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples.
Comment by Wake up Time: As usual the ‘solution’ is supposed to come from more funding, more money etc. For decades this approach has not worked. Indigenous people should firstly accept their own responsibility to prevent their kids to derail, as parents all over the country are supposed to do. The solution does not start with the judicial system or the government, it starts with the responsibility of parents and communities.

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