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Link: “‘Proud of my community’: youth crime drops dramatically in Groote Eylandt

Original post found at: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/dec/04/proud-of-my-community-youth-drops-dramatically-in-groote-eylandt

In 2018, the communities of Groote Eylandt were empowered through local decision-making agreements which gave them control over housing, education, economic development, health, local government and law and justice.

Police data showed young people aged between eight and 17 years old have been involved in far fewer crimes since then, with decreases in every category, including property damage, break-ins and assaults.

Great result. First Nations communities need self-determination, not cops ✊

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