29 Nov 2019

Could more remand homes be the answer to keep NZ young people out of prison?

From First Up, 5:38 am on 29 November 2019

Children's Minister Tracey Martin hopes to see remand homes in every community in New Zealand.

Designed to hold young people who've found themselves in the Youth Justice System, the aim is to make sure they don't end up in prison cells.

Eight have been opened so far, and Lydia Batham and videographer Patrice Allen went to visit one in Auckland that houses up to to five young men aged 12 to 18.