Rationale for program
To ensure Juvenile Justice Centres meet legal requirements in accordance with the Children (Detention Centres) Act, 1987. The Act governs under what circumstances juvenile offenders may be confined to a detention centre, the treatment of detainees, the granting to a detainee of leave from a juvenile justice centre and discharge from a centre.
Ensure the implementation of comprehensive case management and program interventions for young people in custody.
Wherever possible, ensure young people are geographically close to their community and family.
To provide a safe, humane and secure environment for young people and staff.
Provide age and gender appropriate programs that aim to address the offending and developmental needs of young people in custody.
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