SJA staff
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Social Justice Aotearoa CEO Jackie Foster said, “Youth offending is out of control, and
will only worsen if this labour government abolishes the Children Commissioners

“We repeatedly focus on the children committing these crimes, but what needs to
be happening is that we need to start focusing on the family structure, if any, that
theses youth offenders are part of” Jackie said.

A well-structured family environment for all children is a basic right and need, and
without that, things will never be right. Children need to feel loved, nurtured,
respected and without those three vital rights, things get out of control quickly.

The Children’s Commissioner has a vital independent role in all of the above and
we know she is working hard to give the troubled youth of Aotearoa the voice and
help that they so desperately need, which once again highlights the concern we
have with Carmel Sepuloni proposing to abolish the office and role of the
children’s commissioner.