Sending 17-year-old children from youth detention to adult prisons is not recommendable, says Queensland's Chief Guardian Elizabeth Fraser, providing evidence for the same, a recent report has unveiled.
Ms. Fraser is of the opinion that the age should rather be 18 years when one should be transferred to adult prisons. Also, the Children and Young People's Commissioner Tim Carmody is in her support as he has also urged for the laws to be changed sooner as possible.
'I would argue children under the age of 18 should be treated within the youth justice system as a matter of priority', said she.
The same was heard by the state's child protection inquiry worth $6 million during which it also came to understand that the reason was the age plays a big role in maturing children. Though, previously adulthood was described by the age of 21 years. It is being said Elizabeth that 18 would now be completely apt.
She besides suggesting the same says that the introduction of a changes law would need nothing but a regulatory provision. It was affirmed that the step would equally be bringing a change in the whole society as children would be on a right path.
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