Youth Advocacy

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The paper has been presented on the conference Preventing juvenile crime17-19 July 1989, organized by Australian Government Institute of Criminology. The papers presented at this conference describe a number of innovative programs which have been effective in preventing juvenile crime in different parts of Australia. They include employment programs, leisure pursuits, and community based activities. The criminal justice system is examined and alternative approaches in correcting and rehabilitating young offenders are considered. All papers can be found on: Youth Advocacy is a framework of action based on human rights principles when working with young people. Its principles and current outcomes clearly indicate that not only does it attempt to prevent juvenile crime but it creates opportunities for young people to take responsibility in addressing life issues. Paper also holds presentation of the Victorian Youth Advocacy Network.


John Finlayson

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