As part of this assessment you are asked to imagine that The NSW Parliament is seeking submissions from relevant stakeholders in the field of youth justice (e.g. police, legal aid, case managers, adolescent psychologists, advocacy groups, teachers and researchers) in relation to the following proposals:
Allocate $25 million of State funds to build a new youth detention centre Amend the Young Offenders Act 1997 (NSW) to introduce the option of youth justice conferencing for sex offences
Your Task: Select ONE proposal and write a 1,500 word (+/-10% leniency) ’briefing paper’ advising the NSW Parliament of the possible consequences, of the proposal in question, for young people in NSW. As a general Guide your Briefing Paper MUST:
Include a minimum of 5 scholarly sources (e.g. journal articles, books, book chapters, and respected government research papers and website). Must acknowledge the ideas of others; reference direct quotes properly using the Harvard referencing system and include a reference list at the end. The reference list is not included in the 1,500 word count, but in-text references are, Viewpoints need to be substantiated using relevant literature, empirical evidence, and convincing argument. The briefing paper must be word-processed, doubled spaced and use a 12pt font that is legible.