15 May 2017

Allegations of violence at youth justice facilities

From Morning Report, 6:41 am on 15 May 2017

Allegations of fightclubs, bullying and assaults on youth by staff at a youth justice residence have emerged in a report by the Children's Commissioner. Sonja Cooper, a lawyer specialising in cases where people are abused in state care, says she is disturbed violence in youth facilities mirrors what happens in adult prisons.