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When the Vulnerable offend – whose fault is it?
At one time they are vulnerable children in need of care and protection and then their offending behaviour, emerging out of the very same vulnerability, changes the game. Suddenly, it is all their fault. The long term protection of communities from offending behaviour, the reclaiming of young lives, requires ongoing recognition of what lies beneath the behaviour, and effectively addressing it. Youth Courts have a vital role in leading this response.
Address to Northern Territory Council of Social Services Conference
Darwin 27 September 2017
Judge John Walker, Principal Youth Court Judge for New Zealand
Te Kaiwhakawa Matua o te Koti Taiohi
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