The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development

Submission on Young Offenders (Serious Crimes) Bill 2006


  • Caritas opposes this bill on the grounds that it clashes with a Catholic understanding of love and forgiveness.
  • The bill breaches several articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • We believe young people develop through education not punishment.

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