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Reiby Juvenile Justice Centre
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Reiby Juvenile Justice Centre (JJC) is located at Airds near Campbelltown, with a capacity of 60 young people. The centre was opened in August 1973 and primarily accommodates males under the age of 16 years, who are on control orders or on remand. 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. The centre also specialises in managing young male offenders with extreme behavioural problems with a unit specifically designated to address the special needs of this group. The Waratah Unit, also at Reiby Juvenile Justice Centre, was opened in late 2010, and is a pre-release unit aimed at preparing young people for return into the community. The unit caters for 10 young people from across NSW.
20 Briar Road
Airds NSW 2560
Phone: (02) 4629 3800
Facsimile: (02) 4629 3856
How to get there
Public Transport:Take a train to Campbelltown railway station then a short (10 minute) taxi ride to the centre. Alternatively, take the 884 bus from the train station and get off on Briar Rd directly opposite Airds High School.
Private Transport:The centre is off St Johns Road in Airds. Street parking is available to visitors.
Bookings: All visits require bookings. To book for Wednesday or Saturday visiting period, call 02 4629 3817 after 9am on Mondays. Legal visits require bookings.
Visit times: Wed: 2pm - 2.45 (non contact visits) and 3.30pm- 5pm; Saturdays: 10am - 11.30am, 12 midday - 1.30pm, 1.45pm - 2.15pm (non contact visits) and 2.30 pm - 4pm.
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 Counsellor 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.