Youth detention reform

The Minister for Correctional Services has released the Review of the Northern Territory Youth Detention System January 2015 by Michael Vita, also known as the Vita Report.

The report was commissioned following a series of incidents at the former Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in late 2014.

The report was released during a media tour of the new Don Dale Correctional Centre on 18 February 2015.

Both the minister and Commissioner for Correctional Services have described the report as a roadmap for the future of youth detention in the Territory, with 16 recommendations to be implemented in full.

Read the Vita report (706.0 kb).

Get the following annexed documents to find out more:

NT Youth Justice Review 2011

The previous report was released on 24 October 2011 by former Attorney-General Jodeen Carney.

Read the full review of the NT youth justice system September 2011 (3.1 mb)

You can get specific parts of the review:

Last updated: 12 October 2017