18th January 2023
IPRT appreciates the opportunity to make this submission to the Department of Justice, as part of its public consultation on the topic of diversion paths for young adults aged 18–24. The Department’s commitment in the Youth Justice Strategy 2021 – 2027 to explore age-appropriate interventions for young adults is very welcome and represents an ambitious and progressive approach to responding to offending by young adults, while repairing harm.
The IPRT submission to the consultation made recommendations under the following areas:
In total, the IPRT submission to the consultation makes 26 recommendations for reform.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.