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Youth Justice

We continue to lobby on a range of issues concerning criminal justice, building on our comprehensive paper submitted during the Review of Youth Justice in 2011.

Currently 10 year olds living in Northern Ireland can be arrested, prosecuted, get a criminal record and even be locked up. At Include Youth we know there are better ways to address this behaviour that provides better outcomes for children, families and communities.

On February 10th 2015 we launched Raise the Age NI, a collective seeking legislative change in Northern Ireland so that 10 and 11 year olds who commit crime are dealt with in a much more effective way. Click here to read our briefing on why we want to raise the age of criminal responsibility.

You can view more of our youth justice policy work here.