Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Personal visits to Youth Justice precincts will be suspended from Thursday 26 March 2020.

This is an active measure to reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) exposure.

Professional visits will continue but will be limited to essential visits only.

Personal visits will resume when health authorities advise.

More information is available on the Youth Justice's response to coronavirus (COVID-19) page.

The latest on coronavirus (COVID-19) is available on the Department of Health and Human Services website (External link).

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is responsible for the statutory supervision of young people in the criminal justice system. 

The department’s Youth Justice Service provides programs and resources to assist these young offenders to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to manage their lives effectively without further offending. Through supervision, offending related programs and linkages to appropriate support services, the youth justice service promotes opportunities for rehabilitation and contributes to the reduction of crime in the community.

Objectives

The Youth Justice Service objectives are to:

  • where appropriate, support diversion of young people charged with an offence from the criminal justice system
  • minimise the likelihood of reoffending and further progression into the criminal justice system through supervision that challenges offending behaviours and related attitudes and promotes pro-social behaviours 
  • provide supervision and rehabilitation through the provision of case management and other services to assist young people address offending behaviour and support successful reintegration into the community
  • work with other services to strengthen community-based options for young people enabling an integrated approach to the provision of support that extends beyond the court order
  • engender public support and confidence in the Youth Justice Service.

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