There’s a cheap & effective alternative to ‘juvie’ but it’s not taking off in Queensland | ABC News

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    The Queensland government is being urged to support residential rehab for children as young as 12-years-old, in a bid to tackle youth crime.

    Troubled Queensland kids have been travelling interstate to New South Wales and the ACT to get residential treatment there. But that makes it out of reach to many more who may end up in detention.

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