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Learn how our essential services will continue to operate as we respond 'Together against COVID-19'.

NOTE: On 1 July 2019, Juvenile Justice became Youth Justice NSW as part of machinery of government changes. These changes included our move into the newly merged Department of Communities and Justice within the Stronger Communities cluster and are now reflected across our website. Our website URL currently remains as www.juvenile.justice.nsw.gov.au but will soon be changed to reflect the Youth Justice name. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Youth Justice COVID-19 update – visits recommencing

  • From the week of Monday 23 November COVID-safe in person visits will commence across Youth Justice Centres. Bookings can be made directly through the relevant Youth Justice centre from Thursday 19 November 2020.
  • The new visits process allows for each young person to have 1x 30-minute face to face visit per week, with a maximum of two visitors allowed at each visit.
  • In order to minimise risk and ensure the ongoing safety of our staff and young people, visitors will be required to comply with new safety measures including entry screening and temperature testing, hand hygiene, social distancing and the use of Personal Protective Equipment. These will be discussed in detail when visit booking occurs.
  • Any breach of COVID-19 guidelines will be reported to Centre Management for further action. This may result a period of non-contact visits for the person who has breached the COVID-19 guidelines. 
  • Face-to-face visits are only available to young people in general population. Detainees in Quarantine or Medical Isolation are unable to have face-to-face visits.
  • Youth Justice will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow the advice of NSW Health to ensure the safety of our staff, young people and visitors is maintained. This visits process will be reviewed regularly, and updates made where necessary.
  • Video visits Video visits have proven to be an invaluable way of maintaining our young people's relationships with family and friends, and will continue. 
  • If you have questions, please call the relevant Youth Justice centre directly.  

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Youth Justice​

Youth Justice supervises and cares for young offenders in the community and in Youth Justice centres. It provides youth justice conferences for young offenders referred​ by police or the courts.

There are six Youth Justice centres across the state which accommodate young offenders and offer health, educational and spiritual services – including individual case management, specialised counselling, and training in job and living skills. There are also 35 Youth Justice community offices that provide community-based intervention for young offenders. JJ.jpg

Click on the links below to find out more about Youth Justice and the services and programs we offer to support young offenders in getting back on track.

Latest news

Keep up to date with the latest news about Youth Justice programs and services, as well as media releases and department responses.



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​Programs and services

Young people engaged in community service programs such as graffiti removalSupporting juvenile offenders to get back on track.

Bail Assistance Line

Youth Justice Conferencing

Community services

Funded services

Custodial services

Youth on Track