3 May 2022

Youth crime: Referral to Youth Aid not a free pass - police

From Checkpoint, 6:08 pm on 3 May 2022

Police concede the pandemic and MIQ duties mean resources have been diverted away from Youth Aid and they are playing catch up.

An 11-year-old ram raid driver and a seven-year-old burglar in recent days raises questions about what happens to youth offenders and whether they are getting off too lightly.

Police prevention manager Inspector Brent Register explains a referral to Youth Aid is not a free pass.