Snapshot of youth justice in the Northern Territory
The Northern Territory Government has made significant investments to transform the youth justice system to ensure youth offenders face consequences, are held accountable for their actions, and make positive changes to their behaviour.
Territory Families has partnered with NT Police and non-government organisations to manage and support youth offenders, provide increased family support services, enhance community safety, and restore justice to victims.
Key youth justice initiatives include:
- Youth justice conferencing and victim support
- Youth work and training camps
- Alternative sentencing programs
- Back on Track program
- Youth diversion
- Youth Outreach and Re-Engagement Teams
- Supported bail accommodation.
Youth detention centres in Alice Springs and Darwin remain a sentencing option for young people who commit serious offences or are repeat offenders.
Our new measures and programs are working.
Download the data snapshot to find out more about youth justice reforms in the Northern Territory.