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Funded services

The Strategyand Engagement Directorate sets the strategic direction and supports the administration for the delivery of a range of targeted funded services to young people under the supervision of Youth Justice. Youth Justice works in collaboration with non-government organisations to deliver these services.

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Funded Services Framework

The YJNSW Funded Services Framework sets the strategic context for how Funded Services are administered in Youth Justice. It incorporates the following documents:

YJNSW Funded Services Framework [PDF, 472kb]: The YJNSW Funded Services Framework supports YJNSW Funded Services business documents reflecting the application of consistency, accountability and best practice. The Framework is underpinned by the following components:

YJNSW Funded Services Policy [PDF, 226kb]: The Funded Services Policy sets the strategic direction and framework for the engagement of funded services contracted by Youth Justice to provide specific services to young people on behalf of Youth Justice. 

YJNSW Funded Services Referral, Review and Exit Procedure [PDF, 245kb]: The Procedure is to clarify all processes associated with the Referral, Review and Exit  of young people engaged with YJNSW funded services to ensure consistency, transparency and accurate data recording. 


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Youth Justice Funded Services Annual Performance Reporting Framework 

Youth Justice provides funding to external service providers to deliver a range of evidence based services to young people which support Youth Justice case management and interventions in the community. 

The Youth Justice Funded Services Annual Performance Reporting Framework [PDF, 197kb] is a standardised approach to the annual reporting of service providers. The Framework has been developed to:

  • Enhance the accountability of service providers for achieving agreed outcomes for young people
  • Strengthen the use of evidence and data to manage performance
  • Improve outcomes for Aboriginal young people by strengthening the accountability of service providers regarding Aboriginal engagement
  • Develop the evidence base of effective service models to inform future program design. 
Key elements of the Framework include:
  • Annual Self-Assessment Report (completed by the service provider)
  • Aboriginal Participation and Outcome Plans (completed by the service provider)
  • Equity Plan  (completed by the service provider)
  • Contract Manager’s Annual Review (completed by Youth Justice).
Annual Self-Assessment Reports
At the end of the financial year, service providers will be required to complete an Annual Self-Assessment Report (‘the Report’) of their performance. The Report is based on the contractual requirements outlined in the funding agreement with Youth Justice. The Self-Assessment Report templates for each funded service type follow. 

Joint Support Program Self-Assessment Report Template 
Rural Residential Adolescent Alcohol and Other Drug Rehabilitation Services Self-Assessment Report Template
Demonstration Projects Self-Assessment Report Templates
Aboriginal Participation and Outcome Plan
The Report requires service providers to report on the actions in the Aboriginal Participation and Outcome Plan which they submit as an attachment to their funding agreement. The Report provides service providers with examples of evidence which they may provide to demonstrate how the Plan has been implemented. Service providers are asked to submit a new Aboriginal Participation and Outcome Plan for the coming year.

Equity Plan
The Report requires service providers to report on the actions in the Equity Plan which they submit as an attachment to their Agreement. Service providers are asked to demonstrate the actions taken during the year to meet the needs of girls and young women, young people with a disability and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Service providers are asked to submit a new Equity Plan for the coming year.

Contract Manager’s Annual Review
The Contract Manager's Annual Review is completed by the Youth Justice Contract Manager and is an essential component of managing and documenting the performance of the funded service. It is a tool to support the assessment of Reports received from providers. 

Funded Services Contractual and Reporting Requirements
A summary of further requirements for Youth Justice Funded Services is available at Funded Services Contractual/Reporting Requirements. It is to be used in conjunction with the funding agreement and the specific service specifications and reporting requirements outlined in the agreement.  


Contact​​

The Funded Services Unit is part of the Strategy and Engagement Directorate in Youth Justice Central Office. The Unit may be contacted on (02) 8346 1327 or (02) 8346 1328 or by emailing fundedservices.JJ@justice.nsw.gov.au​.