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Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre

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Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre is located in Wagga Wagga, with a capacity for 45 detainees. The centre was opened in October 1984, and accommodates low to medium risk males, mainly from the Riverina and South-Western areas of NSW, who are on control orders or remanded in custody. The centre offers a range of health, educational and spiritual services to the young people, including individual case management, specialised counselling, and training in job and living skills.

Address
Fernleigh and Glenfield Roads
Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650
PO Box 7255
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
Phone: (02) 6921 0100
Facsimile: (02) 6931 3903

How to get there

Public Transport:

Limited public transport is available. Local bus 962 runs each hour from the main street in Wagga past the facility​.

Private Transport:

The facility is located on the corner of Glenfield and Fernleigh Roads, Wagga Wagga. Parking isavailable at the entrance in front of the administration building.

Visitor Information

Bookings: 

Visits must be booked. Please phone (02) 6921 0100 between 10am - 4:30pm (operating seven days a week). Legal visits do not require bookings​.

Visit times: 

Sunday: 2:15pm to 3:15pm and 3:30pm to 4:30pm; Wednesday: 3:30pm to 5pm​

Conditions:

There are two sessions on Sundays lasting one hour. There is one session on Wednesdayslasting one and a half hours.

Education

The Department of Education and Communities operates a school at the centre, so that young offenders can continue their studies while at the centre and learn skills to help them re-enter education, training or the workforce when they leave custody.

Health

Justice Health provides a registered nurse for general healthcare, arranges visits from local General Practitioners to provide medical assessments and treatment, and consultant psychiatrists for professional assessment and treatment of young people as required. The centre employs one Alcohol and Other Drug Counsellor to assist young offenders in dealing with their drug and alcohol problems, and one Psychologist who provide assessment, counselling and group work.

Religious Services

The centre has one part time Chaplain, who provides religious and spiritual support to youngpeople in custody. The centre can also arrange for young people from non-Christian faiths, including Islam and Buddhism, to receive religious support and counselling​.