Yfoundations has initiated an important piece of research, the scope of which is two-fold. Firstly, to better understand the practical difficulties of s 28 (the residential requirement) of the Bail Act and how we might best address those issues. Secondly, to establish what current housing pathways exist for young homeless people exiting detention and how they might be strengthened to more effectively meet the needs of those young people. Our shared goal is that no young person remain in detention simply because they are homeless.
As part of this we will consult with: Youth workers at specialist homelessness services across NSW; Solicitors working at Legal Aid and Aboriginal Legal Service across the state; The President of the Children’s Court and Specialist Children’s Magistrates; Staff working for JJ at detention centres and community offices; Young people currently on remand or in detention in NSW.