Healthcare standards in WA Youth detention centres inadequate: report

A new report released by Harvard University highlights poor health standards for young people in detention centres.

Children in detention are likely to have greater health needs, like mental illness, substance abuse, and complex trauma.

The report includes research from youth detention centres in Western Australia and indicates a long way to go to ensure better coordinated, high-quality health care.

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Featured In Story: Professor Stuart Kinner – Co-author and Head of the Justice Health Group at Curtin University

First aired on The Wire, Monday 26 February 2024