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That, pursuant to Sessional Order 6, this House requires the Legal and Social Issues Committee to inquire into and report on, no later than Tuesday, 1 August 2017, issues at both Parkville and Malmsbury Youth Justice Centres including, but not limited to —

  1. matters relating to incidents including definitions, numbers and any changes to the reporting of incidents;
  2. the security and safety of staff, employees and young offenders at both facilities;
  3. reasons for, and effects of, the increase in the numbers of young people on remand in the last 10 years;
  4. implications of incarcerating young people who have significant exposure to trauma, alcohol and/or other drug misuse and/or the child protection system, or who have issues associated with mental health or intellectual functioning, in relation to — a. the likelihood of reoffending; b. the implications of separating young people from their communities and cultures;
  5. additional options for keeping young people out of youth justice centres;
  6. the culture, policies, practices and reporting of management at the centres;
  7. the role of the Department of Health and Human Services in overseeing practices at the centres; and
  8. any other issues the Committee consider relevant.