An interesting article on the need to extend the leaving age for OOHC youth from 18 to 21 – something our CEO Jason Juretic strongly believes in and wrote about in a recent article for Open Forum.

“It is the type of issue that is being examined at the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.

“Associate Professor Mendes said 63 per cent of homeless young people were once in state care, and about 30 per cent of care leavers were unemployed.”

Read more here