The Framework aims to reduce the unnecessary and inappropriate contact of young people in residential care with the criminal justice system and includes:
- guiding principles that reinforce trauma-informed responses, connection to culture and positive behaviour approaches.
- a decision-making guide to help residential care workers decide if they need a police response.
- extra guidance for police when responding to incidents in the home.
- key roles and responsibilities of Victorian government departments, Victoria Police and residential care providers to deliver improved responses to young people in residential care.
To view the framework, visit A Framework to reduce criminalisation of young people in residential care.
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