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Posted on Aug 15, 2017 in Uncategorised

15/08/2017 [Juvenile Justice] CAALAS opposes children being detained in police lock ups

 

Tuesday 15 August 2017

The Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service, with the support of APO NT today, issued a media release raising concern at the  Northern Territory Government’s plan to amend the Youth Justice Act, that will approve police watch houses as detention centres. This amendment is due to the pending problem of where to detain children while they are readied for movement to Darwin, while the refurbishment of the Alice Springs Detention Centre takes place.

 

For media comment:

Mr. Glen Dooley, Principal Legal Officer on 0419 234 606.

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