Campaigning to Raise the Age of criminal responsibility
Right now across Australia, kids as young as 10 can be arrested, charged and put into prison.
That's why we're calling for the Victorian Labor Government to raise the age of criminal responsibility here in Victoria, from 10 to 14 years old, just like the UN has called for.
Today in Victoria, children as young as 10 can be put in jail. The UN says this is inhumane, we agree. It also disproportionately affects First Nations children & communities. That's why Greens will introduce Bill into Vic Parliament to raise age of criminal responsibility to 14 https://t.co/pxdV0O8MxY— Ellen Sandell (@ellensandell) March 17, 2021
Victoria can lead the way and join the ACT in this important policy reform to protect our kids from unnecessary harm and punishment.
Children should be cared for and guided to learn and grow. Kids belong in playgrounds, not prisons.
Sign our open letter calling on the State Government to raise the age.