Our partners

Education and Communities

The Department of Education and Communities (DEC) operates education and training units in each of the juvenile justice centres so that young people can continue their studies while in custody.

JJ and DEC are committed to work together on the education and training of young people in custody. Both agencies have agreed to deliver programs that:

  • improve detainees' education and training standards and their confidence and skills to re-enter education, training or the workforce after they leave custody,

  • facilitate the building of educational, vocational and training pathways for young people, and

  • support the management of juvenile justice centres.