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  •   Home > News > Law and Order

    Disability workers say military academies for youth offenders will unfairly target people with intellectual disabilities

    Disability workers say military academies for youth offenders will unfairly target people with intellectual disabilities


    The Government's announced Oranga Tamariki will lead the programme - with a pilot being launched mid-year.

    IHC advocacy director Tania Thomas says their data shows people with intellectual disabilities are 1.5 times more likely to have a conviction -- so they could be over-represented in the group of youths going to the bootcamps.

    She says they think it's unfair, because they're not aware of any evidence that bootcamps like this work.

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