Agency Information Guide outlines how information held by this Department may be accessed and in accordance with section 20 of the GIPA Act:
An expanded version of this Publication Guide is available
The Juvenile Justice agency is responsible for the administration of youth justice conferences and for the supervision of young offenders who receive community-based orders or custodial sentences from the courts. Additionally, Juvenile Justice funds a number of community agencies to give assistance to juvenile offenders and their families.
The agency was established in 1991 as the Department of Juvenile Justice and is now a division of the Department of Justice.
Information on the current structure and functions of the Juvenile Justice agency is available on the Annual Report page.
Information is contained in the following documents held by Juvenile Justice:
Juvenile Justice mandatorially discloses, free of charge on this website, the following "open access information" as required by the
Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, GIPAA:
Juvenile Justice pro-actively releases, free of charge on this website, additional information, including the following:
Juvenile Justice will generally provide the following types of information in response to an informal request:
Juvenile Justice reserves the right to impose conditions in relation to the use or disclosure of information that is released in response to an informal request as provided for in the
Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, section 8. It should also be noted that, under these same provisions, an Agency cannot be required to consider an informal request or to disclose government information pursuant to an informal request. There are no rights of appeal for an informal request.
If you are a current or previous client of Juvenile Justice and you are wanting access to your personal information held on our files, you should use our
Informal Access Application form for this purpose.
Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 [GIPAA] makes a statutory provision to exempt certain information for which there is an over-riding public interest against disclosure.
Juvenile Justice has a statutory exemption for documents affecting law enforcement and public safety under GIPAA, Schedule 1, s.7, in relation to documents created by the Agency�s Drug Intelligence Unit in the exercise of its functions concerning the collection, analysis or dissemination of intelligence.
Additionally, Juvenile Justice claims an overriding public interest against disclosure under GIPAA, s.14(3)(2), for documents and information relating to law enforcement and security that:
For these reasons, the Juvenile Justice operating policies and procedures are exempted from disclosure where they fall within the above provisions.
All other public interest considerations against disclosure contained within GIPAA, s.14, apply.
Juvenile Justice applies the fees and charges for access to information specified in
Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 [GIPAA]:
An agency is authorised to impose a processing charge for an access application at a rate of $30 per hour for each hour of processing time. Provision is made for a 50% reduction in a processing charge if the agency is satisfied that the applicant is suffering financial hardship or that there is special benefit to the public generally in the release of the information. Provision is also made for advance deposits to be taken for payment of processing charges.
There are no fees or charges for clients of Juvenile Justice (past or present) requesting access to their personal information. If this is your situation, please use our simplified form
Information Access & PrivacyJuvenile JusticeJustice LegalDepartment of JusticePO Box K399Haymarket NSW 1240Phone 02 9219 9525