Hope for Education – Sri Lanka Pre-schools

Hope Through Education – Sri Lankan Pre-School Project 2018 Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of Western Australia in partnership with Methodist Church of Sri Lanka Overcoming Disadvantage The North and East of Sri Lanka is still recovering from the effects from the former civil war and the recent tsunami The Pre-School Project supports five pre-schools in the Paranthan Circuit of the Killinochchi Districtand the Muttur-Vakari Circuit in … Continue reading Hope for Education – Sri Lanka Pre-schools

Community needs to keep young people out of detention

On 8th December 2016 the ABC published an article which stated

“Almost 100 juvenile offenders have been interviewed by Western Australia’s Children’s Commissioner to try and determine what factors led them to crime.

“Commissioner Colin Pettit, in partnership with the Department of Corrective Services, interviewed 92 children who had been in Perth’s Banksia Hill Detention Centre, or undertaken community-based supervision orders.  They found that state’s juvenile offenders overwhelmingly come from dysfunctional families and many have witnessed violence and drug use at home”.

“Community needs to help keep young people out of detention’

“Mr Pettit said the number of youths in detention is decreasing but the report will be used as part of an approach to curb the number that end up in detention.

“It can’t just be done by one person. So we need agencies and not-for-profits and the communities themselves and the families to start to work together for the sake of the young people to keep them out of detention,” he said”.

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