What are the key reasons children turn to crime? With media reports of child crime on the rise and pressure on government to be tough on juvenile crime, it’s crucial that we better understand the key factors in creating young offenders and what can be done to prevent children being drawn into a life of crime.

With reported rises in family violence and breakdown, and the recently released Gonski Report showing a link between low levels of achievement and educational disadvantage, particularly among students from low socioeconomic and Indigenous backgrounds, how can society better safeguard the well-being of its most vulnerable young members?

These will be among the questions to be discussed by Paul Grant, President of the Children’s Court of Victoria, and Paul McDonald, CEO of Anglicare Victoria in conversation with Dr Philip Freier, Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne, on Wednesday 10 April at The Edge (formerly BMW Edge), Federation Square at 7.30am (morning please note).

2013 will be the seventh year Dr Freier has hosted public conversations in Federation Square with community leaders on important topics of community concern.


For more information, contact:
Communications Director Roland Ashby 0418 342 561