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We worked with children in prison. They should never have been there

As lawyers we did all we could to keep Aboriginal children out of prison. Children who should never have been there.

Now, we are fighting to shut the door to police and prison cells in response to young children by raising the age of criminal responsibility from 10 years to at least 14.

  • Shahleena Musk and Sophie Trevitt
  • The Age

This simple law change would ensure some of our most vulnerable children are kept safe from the trauma, abuse and the life-long damage that prisons inflict on children going…

Between us, we’ve assisted Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Victoria. Children whose lives were unfairly impacted by…

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