Youth Justice Advisory Committee

The functions of the Youth Justice Advisory Committee are set out in Section 204 of the Youth Justice Act.

The committee:

  • monitors and evaluates the administration and operation of the Youth Justice Act
  • advises the Minister for Correctional Services of the planning, development, integration and implementation of government policies and programs concerning youth
  • collects, analyses and provides the minister with information relating to issues and policies concerning youth justice
  • established and maintains a register of appropriate support persons who may be asked to sit in a police interview with a young person if family is not available
  • carries out any other functions the minister directs.

Last updated: 20 May 2016