Colin Pettit says strict conditions on bail, parole or sentencing orders and lack of support setting young people up to fail

Inflexible rules in the youth justice system are setting children and young people up to fail and worsening the Indigenous incarceration rate, Western Australia’s commissioner for children, Colin Pettit, has said.

In a submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission inquiry into the over-representation of Indigenous people in custody, Pettit said strict conditions on bail, parole or community sentencing orders, coupled with a lack of support, led to Indigenous children being reincarcerated.

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