What's "Relocation Sentencing"?

 

The KAP’s plan to “send ’em out bush” means exactly what it says.  We believe that the solution to the state’s youth crime crisis is to remove chronic repeat offenders to locations in remote Queensland.

 

This gets the kids off the streets, while getting them the help they need to rehabilitate, finish their education or get a start on a trade, and come back as productive members of the community.

 

 

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Where the youth justice system is failing

Current sentencing/detention models for young offenders are not meeting community expectations. They fail to act as a deterrent for re-offenders and are failing to rehabilitate most young offenders largely due to a lack, or the inadequate duration, of, appropriate rehabilitation programs and training.
Detention, in its current form, fails to protect the community.

Diversion programs aimed at serious repeat offenders have a high failure rate because of low participation due to no practical mechanism being available to force an offender to engage.

KAP’s Relocation Sentencing Policy is a ground-up rethink of addressing Queensland’s youth crime problem. The purpose of the policy is to reduce the high incidence of recidivist offending by introducing a new sentencing option to deter re-offending and address the shortfalls in current rehabilitation.

Based on the current nightmare level of crime, successfully addressing youth offending would lead to:  

  • Up to a 50% drop in all car thefts.
  • Up to a 70% drop in all burglaries.
  • Up to a 50% drop in all unlawful entries

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We have listened to victims who have called for alternative and harsher sentencing options for recidivist youth offenders. Delivering for victims is at the core of this policy’s development.

We want to reduce the high incidence of recidivist offending by introducing a new sentencing option to deter re-offending and address the shortfalls in current incarceration and rehabilitation models.

Relocation Sentencing should be an option available to the courts when sentencing eligible, repeat youth offenders.

The policy is based on four main pillars:
 

  • The sentenced location has to be remote
  • The sentence has to be mandatory for repeat offenders
  • The sentence should be for a fixed term
  • The sentence needs to involve intensive rehabilitation

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Young offenders are reponsible for more than half of all vehicle thefts

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Young offenders are responsible for more than half of all unlawful entries

Unlawful entries in Cairns since 2021

Unlawful Entries in Townsville since 2021

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... more cars are stolen than 10 years ago in Queensland

Media/Podcasts

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