Juvenile Justice works in partnership with other human services and justice agencies. These include...
Education and Communities
The Department of Education and Communities (DEC) operates education and training units in each of the juvenile justice centres so that young people can continue their studies while in custody.
JJ and DEC are committed to work together on the education and training of young people in custody. Both agencies have agreed to deliver programs that:
improve detainees' education and training standards and their confidence and skills to re-enter education, training or the workforce after they leave custody,
facilitate the building of educational, vocational and training pathways for young people, and
support the management of juvenile justice centres.
NSW Justice health
The NSW Justice Health Service provides medical services for young people in detention through clinics in each juvenile justice centre.
The Youth Justice Conferencing Directorate works directly and collaboratively with NSW Police Youth Liaison Officers, the Police Youth Issues Sponsor and their Youth Programs Unit in fulfilling the agency’s joint and several responsibilities for the diversion from court and custody of eligible young people under the Young Offenders Act 1997.
Juvenile Justice has been working jointly with NSW Police covering the transfer of a number of operational responsibilities from Police to JJ. The agreement covers cooperative arrangements with Police including an agreement to the principles relating to the detention of juveniles by police, the use of police resources during critical incidents/industrial disputes and for the exchange of intelligence information.
Juvenile Justice maintains a Joint Support Program which engages community organisations to support and assist our young people with the aim of reducing the likelihood of their re-offending.
Some of the key aspects of the Joint Support Program include:
- An evidence-based approach based on the ‘what works’ principles.
- Case management which provides a holistic approach to working with young people as individuals.
- A person-centred service system, placing the young person at the centre of decision making, along with their caseworker and Juvenile Justice staff.
- Improved collaboration and cooperation between Juvenile Justice and service providers.
- Improved flexibility and responsiveness.
- Improved accountability, outcome measurement and service provider performance measurement.
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An agreement between the agency and Centrelink for the provision of Centrelink services to young offenders in Juvenile Justice Centres and on legal orders in the community