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Custodial services


Psychologists and counsellors provide psychological services to young people, including assessment, counselling and group work. They advise staff in juvenile justice centres regarding case management and also provide reports on detainees to the courts.

Juvenile Justice, through subsidies to the various member religious bodies of the Civil Chaplains Advisory Committee, engages full-time and part-time chaplains to provide religious and spiritual support to young people in detention.

Young people in custody from diverse faiths such as Islam and Buddhism are also provided with religious support and counsel by people from their communities of faith visit who centres regularly or as needed.

The Post Release Support Program is a 12-week program designed to achieve a reduction in the number of detainees who re-offend after release from a juvenile justice centre. The primary purpose of the program is to help them successfully re-integrate into the community.