Youth justice policy
Territory Families has responsibility for young people who have been detained in a Youth Justice Centre. Using a trauma informed and strengths based approach Territory Families aims to assist young people in custody through the provision of educations, therapeutic treatment, related services and activities.
Category 1: administrative
These policies relate to legislation, governance and operational philosophy of Youth Justice Centres in the Northern Territory.
Category 2: security
These policies are about maintaining a safe and secure environment within Youth Justice Centres.
Category 3: communications
These policies are about the ways in which young people can make contact with others and receive communication from others and how information integrity is maintained.
- Personal and professional visits
- Official visitors program
- Confidentiality and client information management
Category 4: management of young people
These policies are about the day to day interactions with young people that meet their individual needs.
- Admissions, warrants and release
- Addressing the needs of young people charged or convicted of a sexual offence
- Case management, assessments and throughcare
- Accommodation of young people and young adults
- Structured day
- Supporting girls and young women in detention
- Leave of absence
- Positive behaviour support
Category 5: health services
These policies are about the way young people are provided with health care services.
Last updated: 02 August 2022
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