A Christchurch high school student who helped create a detailed report on young people in custody in New Zealand has presented the report’s findings to the University of Canterbury.
Year 13 student Charlie Devine met UC Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr to present a copy of the report and to discuss the findings of the Edmund Rice Youth in Custody Index.
The Youth Custody Index 2015, a St Thomas of Canterbury College student project, aimed to shed light on the issue of youth in custody.
This year, the school launched the second annual findings of their annual index into youth in custody in New Zealand. A group of St Thomas of Canterbury schoolboys produced the report based on data they obtained from Government agencies through the Official Information Act and material in the public arena.
This year the research included an insight into those looking after youth in custody as well as the separate journey that female youth experience.
Last year, the group found that youth justice facilities had high reconviction rates and that more than half of the young people apprehended for imprisonable offences were Maori. Other key findings in the report were that 69 percent of under 20s who are incarcerated are reconvicted, and 45 percent ended up back in prison.
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