Minimum Mandatory Sentencing for Youth Offenders

Repeat Offenders Need Consequences

The average period of detention for youth convicted of serious offences such as vehicular theft and burglary is less than 40 days.

About half of young offenders sentenced to detention are released without serving a single day.

The Katter’s Australian Party’s solution to solving youth crime begins by introducing mandatory minimum sentences for repeat offenders in the following categories:

Breaking and Entering, Motor Vehicle Thefts and Assault Causing Harm

The KAP is calling for minimum sentences of one year for young offenders convicted of a third offence in these categories.