Story: Youth offenders

Youth Aid space invaders contest, 1982

Youth Aid space invaders contest, 1982

Youth Aid is a division of the New Zealand Police which works exclusively with young people who have committed offences or otherwise come to the attention of police. Organised social activities are one way youth aid officers help young people to stay out of trouble. Steve Kelliher (left) and Lewis Te Amo (holding trophy), watched by Constable Rolay Hermans, are competing in a Youth Aid space invaders contest in 1982.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
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Photograph by Merv Griffiths

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Gabrielle Maxwell, 'Youth offenders - Treatment of young offenders, 1840 to 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Gabrielle Maxwell, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Aug 2017