Youth offending in Tasmania the subject of comprehensive report from Sentencing Advisory Council

Adam Holmes
By Adam Holmes
Updated November 9 2021 - 11:26pm, first published 11:00pm
A report on youth offending in Tasmania has noted that a lack of housing is resulting in some youths seeing custody as preferable to being on the street.

Rates of youth crime have dropped significantly in Tasmania over the past decade, but concerns remain about a lack of a trauma-informed justice system, vast Aboriginal over-representation and the role of intergenerational disadvantage.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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