17 November 2018
A Liberal Nationals Government will introduce a tough new Youth Boot Camp to give offenders a second chance with a purpose.
Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Families and Children, Georgie Crozier:
"If we can give life skills and structure to young offenders to stop them heading down the path of a life of crime then we owe it to them to give this a try.
"At every point young offenders face a cross-road descend into to a life of crime or turn their life around.
"We will give offenders tough love to help them turn their life around.
"The Youth Boot Camp will be based on proven cadet-style training programs that provide structure and discipline along with mental and physical fitness.
"This Boot Camp will be for kids who shouldn't be sent to Parkville or Malmsbury but need to learn about values and discipline.
"Victoria's youth justice system is completely broken but Daniel Andrews and Labor continue to defend the status quo.
"Between 2017 and 2018 there were 6,880 alleged crimes committed by 15-19 year olds and youth recidivism is out of control with 40% of youths reoffending within just two years.
"More of the same failed Labor policies and excuses won't fix the youth justice crisis.
"Only a Liberal Nationals Government will be strong enough to get back in control of youth crime.
"Boot Camp will give the kids the skills, the discipline and the understanding of respect for authority . . ."
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Georgie Crozier's Media Release is HERE
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