Youth justice

The Youth Justice division is responsible for young people who have been detained in a Youth Justice Centre,  and is concerned with those who are at risk of entering it. The mission of the Youth Justice division is to break the cycle of youth offending by assisting young people who are in the youth justice system and those who are at risk of entering it, and their families.

We operate two youth detention centres: Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in Darwin and Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre in Alice Springs.

Detainees have access to educational and recreational facilities and are supported by a Case Management Unit which aims to address the causes of their offending behaviour.

Last updated: 22 November 2016