August 25, 2022
Care to klink path confirmed
New research from the Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry has found one out of every three children and young people placed in residential care by the State went on to serve a prison sentence later in life.
Māori children and young people were even more likely to end up in prison, with 42 per cent serving a custodial sentence as an adult.
This shows a significant disparity between those in residential care and the general population for whom less than one in ten ended up in prison.
The Care to Custody: Incarceration Rates Research Report is the first of its kind to analyse the interagency records of more than 30,000 children and young people between 1950 and 1999.