In Victoria during 2018-19, 34 children aged 10-13 years were in detention and all were unsentenced. While the number of children is low, the costs of incarceration to these children, their families, their communities and society are high.
The OzChild story
OzChild is a leading child welfare organisation committed to improving the lives of at-risk children, young people and families in our community.
For nearly 170 years, OzChild has been working hard to provide a better future for those in our care, with the belief that every child and young person deserves the chance to shine.Read our full story
The work we do
Our foster and kinship care programs find safe and loving homes for children and young people in need, whilst providing full training and support to our community of carers.Learn more now
Our prevention and strengthening services support families through the delivery of early intervention and evidence-based programs, with the aim to strengthen and repair relationships.Learn more now
Important health & wellbeing information
Find out how we are supporting our carers, children, young people and their family members as well as OzChild staff during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.Find out more
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Victoria has settled into family life well and now talks with a sense of hope and optimism about her future including her desire to travel and live overseas.
Since being placed in the specialised foster care program, Treatment Foster Care Oregon, William has made great progress at home and school. Read more about William’s remarkable story.
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