A sailing program in Darwin, Australia is trying to help young people who have been in contact with the courts and juvenile detention. The pilot project is part of a new court-based approach to youth services, which is being trialed by Northern Territory community groups and lawyers.
Kenny, 14 and pictured above, is one of the teenagers who featured in the Four Corners program about youth detention and has just graduated from the sailing course. “You learn to work together as a team and then learn other things,” he said.
“You’re not sitting in a cell, you’re out here having fun, swimming or sailing.” (we love his weed cap – ed)