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.