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Number of youths absconding bail nearly doubles on last year

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 29 Jul 2022, 7:39am
Photo / NZ Herald
Photo / NZ Herald

Number of youths absconding bail nearly doubles on last year

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 29 Jul 2022, 7:39am

More young people are absconding electronic bail.

ZB newsroom can reveal there were 108 such incidents in the year to June this year, up from 58 the previous year.

Youth development worker Aaron Hendry told Mike Hosking officials need to think more about the environments these young people are being placed in.

He says in some cases, young people are being placed in emergency hotels, effectively being transitioned into homelessness, and they're expected to stay there.

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