The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) is an independent, non-profit law and policy centre. We work to make society fairer and stronger by changing laws, policies and practices that create injustice and inequality.Visit Website
We are lobbying the NSW Government to change the law so children under 14 cannot be sent to prison.
The NSW Raise the Age coalition is working to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14. Locking up and criminalising children makes them more likely to offend again and causes lifelong harm. PIAC is working in collaboration with partners including First Nations organisations, children’s advocates and medical experts to deliver this urgent change to our laws.