Call on the Queensland Government to end the practice of locking up 10- to 13-year-old children.
Overwhelming evidence shows that prison harms young kids. Children in prison are less likely to access education, mentoring and community support – the necessary elements for kids to grow up healthy and build the resilience they need to navigate life’s inevitable speed bumps.
We’re calling for the Queensland Government to stop locking up children younger than 14, and instead, provide prevention programs for kids which give them the care and support they need.
If we can generate enough pressure and get the evidence in front of Minister Farmer we can get support to end locking up kids younger than 14.
Please phone your MP today and ask them to pass on the message to Minister Farmer: end prison sentences for kids under 14.