Black children in care face ‘double whammy of disadvantage’ in youth justice system

Joe Lepper
Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Black and ethnic minority children in care are being “accelerated” through the criminal justice system due to a dual threat of “care system failings” and racism by police and the courts, an academic report has warned.

Black children are more likely to be given harsher sentences by the courts, research shows. Picture: Adobe Stock
Black children are more likely to be given harsher sentences by the courts, research shows. Picture: Adobe Stock

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