Segregations exceeding 24 hours at Juvenile Justice centres on the rise.

New data shows segregations exceeding 24 hours in New South Wales juvenile justice centres have increased over the past year, despite ongoing pressure on authorities to limit the practice.

According to the latest NSW Ombudsman’s annual report, the office received 147 segregation notifications in the 12-month reporting period; a rise of 46 per cent compared to 2020-21.

Public Interest Advocacy Centre senior solicitor Grace Gooley said the latest statistics were “extremely concerning”.

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