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Youth curfew or youth diversion programs?

Oct 16, 2010 | Discuss

Youth curfew or youth diversion programs?

The recent Araluen by-election sparked a mini-controversy when the then CLP candidate and now elected member, Robyn Lambley, came out during the campaign calling for a youth curfew. Jennifer Standish-White, CEO of Gap Youth Centre, slammed the idea at the time, saying “curfews criminalised young people’s behaviour when they were out at night”. She would rather see greater investment in diversionary programs like those run by her organisation that help to keep kids off the stree...Read more