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Cobham Juvenile Justice Centre
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Cobham Juvenile Justice Centre is the principal remand centre in NSW for males aged 15 years and over. The centre accommodates up to 105 young people and is located at Werrington in Western Sydney. It was opened in June 1980. The young people are predominately from the Sydney metropolitan area. The centre offers a range of health, educational and spiritual services to the young people in custody.
Great Western Highway and Water Street
St Marys NSW 2760
PO Box 539
St Marys NSW 1790
Phone: (02) 9833 6555
Facsimile: (02) 9673 4917
How to get there
Public Transport: Take the Western Railway Line to Werrington Railway Station. The centre is a short walk or taxi ride from the station.
Private Transport: The centre is located on the corner of Water Street and the Great Western Highway, with the entrance on Water Street. Car parking is available.
Bookings: All visits must be booked. To book, call (02) 9833 6555. Prospective visitors are advised of the procedures, including use of the lockers and the requirement of a refundable $2 deposit for the key.
Visit times: Mon to Fri: 3.30pm - 5.30pm; weekends: 10.30am - 12.30pm and 2.30pm - 5.30pm. Visits are limited to 1 hour unless prior approval is given for visitors who travel excessive distances to visit.
The Department of Education and Communities 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 registered nurses 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 two Alcohol and Other Drug counsellors to assist young offenders in dealing with their drug and alcohol problems, and three Psychologists who provide assessment, counselling and group work.
The centre has one full time Chaplain, who provides religious and spiritual support to young people in custody. The centre can also arrange for young people from non-Christian faiths, including Islam and Buddhism, to receive religious support and counselling.