Hannah Gandy is a lawyer and youth advocate working to improve the rights, rehabilitation prospects, and experiences of young persons through areas of policing, education and crime. She is employed as the Senior Liaison Officer for the Youth Referral and Independent Person Program which supports 10- to 17-year-olds in police custody. She is currently completing a Master of Laws Specialising in Social Justice at University College London, conducting research into the youth justice system and criminal procedure as a Victorian Government John Monash Scholar and Rotary Global Grant Scholar.
Prioritising the rights and best interests of children in law reform
Queensland’s new bail laws will infringe on the human rights of children. A better approach that understands the needs of vulnerable children is needed.