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Number of children on remand in Victoria doubled in decade to 2020

Calls for urgent reform after report finds two-thirds of children on remand did not go on to receive a custodial sentence

Up to two-thirds of children denied bail in Victoria were in custody unnecessarily, the state’s children’s commissioner has said, after a report found two-thirds of those on remand did…

  • Calla Wahlquist
  • The Guardian

The principal commissioner for children and young people, Liana Buchanan, says the figures make the case for urgent reform of bail in youth justice matters, starting with a…

According to a report from the Sentencing Advisory Council the number of children held on remand in…

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