Young people placed into state care are on fast track to prison life
Almost half of all Māori tamariki taken into state care would go on to become adult inmates, a new report has revealed.
The report, tabled at the Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry today, also highlighted that one out of every three children and young people placed in residential care by the state went on to serve a prison sentence later in life.
The report outlined a significant disparity between those in residential care and the general population, for whom less than one in 10 ended up in prison.
Link to interview with survivor Arthur Taylor and article: New Report: Young people placed into state care are on fast track to prison life (newstalkzb.co.nz)