rehabilitation

Man Getting a Deferral of Sentence

Deferral of Sentence

Deferral of Sentence There are many sentencing options available to a Judge or Magistrate when a person pleads guilty to criminal offences in Court. The sentencing process itself involves the consideration and weighing of many factors,1 and often competing principles...

Scale of Justice Supported By Hands

Demystifying the Children’s Court of Victoria

Demystifying the Children’s Court of Victoria Tips for Young People and Parents The courtroom is an intimidating place, especially for children who have been charged with criminal offences. Fortunately, the Children’s Court of Victoria is a specialist judicial body tailored...

Youth Offender

Youth Offenders – Considering Children in Crime

Youth Offenders – Considering Children in Crime Youth crime has been a media talking point going back decades in Australia. Nowadays, it is exhaustively trumpeted from all sides of politics. In the first months of 2023 and within weeks of...

Victoria Police

Defund the Police

Defund the Police In 2017-18, in a knee-jerk reaction to an exceptional event, the Victorian Government overhauled the Bail Act. It was acknowledged at the time that the bail laws were already the most restrictive in Victoria, and the purpose...

Football

Using sport to rehabilitate young offenders

Using sport to rehabilitate young offenders Like every other AFL loving Melbournian, I spent this glorious spring Saturday (last one in September) afternoon watching Richmond Tigers battle the GWS Giants in the 2019 AFL grand-final. A story fit for a...