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Youth crime summit must build respect for law


There was encouraging news last week, with Victoria Police convening a summit meeting convening a summit of community group and government organisations to try to develop and coordinate measures to reduce youth crime.


At this summit, Victoria Police need to insist that all government bodies must work to develop respect for the law and for others in the young people they have contact with; not just let them run wild as often happens at present.


Unfortunately, many young children in Victoria these days are growing up with dysfunctional, violent, drug affected parents, and hese vulnerable children need to be found a stable and secure family life as early as possible.


As well, all young people need to learn respect for the law and for other people, because that is crucial for breaking away from a dysfunctional background and leading a positive future life.