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Circuit breaker introduced to stop children re-offending

December 09, 2022 at 4:09 PM

Beehive Press Release –

  • A fast-track intervention introduced for children aged 10-13 engaging in serious and persistent offending, with initial rollout in Counties Manukau and Waitakere
  • Children who offend will now have a plan put in place within 24-48 hours of offending
  • Expanding Kotahi te Whakaaro, a programme that’s already successfully turning young lives around, to 14-17 year olds; and increasing funding for community support programmes in four regions

The Government will introduce a ‘circuit-breaker’ response aimed at quickly addressing the repeat offending of a small group of children and young people, Minister for Children Kelvin Davis, Minister of Police Chris Hipkins and Minister for Social Development and Employment Carmel Sepuloni announced today.

It builds on the Government’s Better Pathways package, announced in September, which is already having an impact on offending. In August there were 75 ram raids, while as at 21 November this had dropped to 15 so far for the month.

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Category: Government