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Riverina Youth Justice Centre is located in Wagga Wagga, with a capacity for 45 detainees. The centre was opened in October 1984, and accommodates low to medium risk males, mainly from the Riverina and South-Western areas of NSW, who are on control orders or remanded in custody. The centre offers a range of health, educational and spiritual services to the young people, including individual case management, specialised counselling, and training in job and living skills.
Fernleigh and Glenfield RoadsWagga Wagga, NSW 2650PO Box 7255Wagga Wagga NSW 2650Phone: (02) 6921 0100Facsimile: (02) 6931 3903
Limited public transport is available. Local bus 962 runs each hour from the main street in Wagga past the facility.
The facility is located on the corner of Glenfield and Fernleigh Roads, Wagga Wagga. Parking isavailable at the entrance in front of the administration building.
Visits must be booked. Please phone (02) 6921 0100 between 10am - 4:30pm (operating seven days a week). Legal visits do not require bookings.
Sunday: 2:15pm-3:15pm and 3:30pm-4:30pm; Wednesday: 3:30pm-5pm
There are two sessions on Sundays lasting one hour. There is one session on Wednesdayslasting one and a half hours.
The Department of Education operates a school at the centre, so that young offenders can continue their studies while at the centre and learn skills to help them re-enter education, training or the workforce when they leave custody.
Justice Health provides a registered nurse for general healthcare, arranges visits from local General Practitioners to provide medical assessments and treatment, and consultant psychiatrists for professional assessment and treatment of young people as required. The centre employs an Alcohol and Other Drug Counsellor to assist young offenders in dealing with their drug and alcohol problems, and a Psychologist who provides assessment, counselling and group work.
The centre has a Chaplain who provides religious and spiritual support to youngpeople in custody. The centre can also arrange for young people from non-Christian faiths, including Islam and Buddhism, to receive religious support and counselling.