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Custodial services

Rationale for program

  • To ensure Juvenile Justice Centres meet legal requirements in accordance with the Children (Detention Centres) Act, 1987. The Act governs under what circumstances juvenile offenders may be confined to a detention centre, the treatment of detainees, the granting to a detainee of leave from a juvenile justice centre and discharge from a centre.

  • Ensure the implementation of comprehensive case management and program interventions for young people in custody.

  • Wherever possible, ensure young people are geographically close to their community and family.

  • To provide a safe, humane and secure environment for young people and staff.

  • Provide age and gender appropriate programs that aim to address the offending and developmental needs of young people in custody.