The Youth Justice division is responsible for young people who have been detained in a Youth Justice Centre, and is concerned with those who are at risk of entering it. The mission of the Youth Justice division is to break the cycle of youth offending by assisting young people who are in the youth justice system and those who are at risk of entering it, and their families.
Detainees have access to educational and recreational facilities and are supported by a Case Management Unit which aims to address the causes of their offending behaviour.
- Visiting a young person
Find out more information about visiting a young person in Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre or Don Dale Youth Detention Centre.
- Youth Detention Reform Advisory Group
Gives advice on detention centre reforms for juveniles.
- Youth Justice Advisory Committee
Assists the Minister with youth issues, operates under the Youth Justice Act.
- Youth detention census
Territory Families compiles a daily census showing the number of young people held at the youth detention centres in Darwin and Alice Springs.
- Youth Justice Policy
Territory Families has responsibility for young people who have been detained in a Youth Justice Centre.
- Youth outreach and re-engagement
Territory Families Youth Outreach and Re-Engagement Teams (YORET) provide voluntary and statutory outreach case management services.