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Support kids, don’t expose them to adult prisons

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This week, lawyers are taking the Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews to court to stop the abuse of children in an adult maximum security prison. Kids are some of the most vulnerable members of our society; they should be nurtured and cared for, not locked up with adults. Sign the petition now.

Kids are some of the most vulnerable members of our society. Family and community provide the support young people need as they make their journey through life, and help them navigate the challenges of growing up.

Kids do better when they’re in a supportive and nurturing environment, where they can pursue their dreams and potential.

However, right now at least 10 children are being held in Victoria’s Barwon maximum security adult prison. Some are being locked up for 23 hours a day and handcuffed for the one hour they are allowed outside their cells. Reports says they’ve been pepper sprayed and beaten by guards. There is no justification for the abuse of children in our society.

We can protect children in trouble and give them the care and guidance they need to make better choices without locking them up and abusing them. Kids belong in the community, not in adult prisons.

This week, human rights lawyers are taking the Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews to court to stop the abuse of children in detention. They have asked for your help to mount the pressure on the Premier to take swift action. Will you answer their call? Here’s why your voice can make a difference: Public outcry is essential to force the Victorian Premier into swift action.

The Human Rights Law Centre are taking the Premier to court and need your backing to help these kids. Together we need to shed light on the extent of abuse and send a clear message to all authorities that we won’t allow the abuse of kids to happen anywhere in Australia.

The Victorian Government prides itself on being a leader in social justice and cares about their public image. We have the power to pressure them to remove kids from the adult prison and into a safe facility. Your voice is powerful. Demand action now.

Tell the Victorian Premier that you won’t stand by as kids are abused under the government’s watch.



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