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Youth Justice and Justice Reinvestment
Do we need to "get tough" on youth or "get smart" about turning around young people's lives?
From The Anglican Social Responsibilities Committee
Working in collaboration with Balanced Justice (a group that "seeks to enhance the safety of all Queenslanders by promoting understanding of criminal justice policies that are effective, evidence-based and human rights compliant"), the SRC is calling on parties leading up to the Queensland Government state election to "get smart" about turning around the lives of young people who are at risk of, or caught up in, the youth justice system.
"It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny."
Delivered nearly 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jnr's, 1967 Christmas Sermon on Peaceprovides the frame through which I am seeking to view the Queensland election campaign.
He went on to say….
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'It's a feudal pageant. They need us to watch; to be awed and inconvenienced.'
Scales fell from my eyes as those words conjured up Pythonesque parades; kings on steeds surrounded by entourages of knights, minders and advisors – all dressed to impress - approaching a medieval castle.
In my mind's eye I see peasants, allowed to look but not touch, lining the route to be awe-struck.
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