Story: Youth offenders

Young offenders doing community work

Young offenders doing community work

Youth offenders who enter the justice system are held accountable for their actions. Many have to do community service as a result of their offending. These young male offenders are removing graffiti from the rail corridor in Waitākere city. Some are taggers, while others have committed various minor offences.

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Gabrielle Maxwell, 'Youth offenders - Youth justice in the 1990s and 21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

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