Youth outreach and re-engagement

Territory Families Youth Outreach and Re-Engagement Teams (YORET) provide voluntary and statutory outreach case management services for young people at risk of, or involved in offending behaviours that may lead them into the Youth Justice System.

The model is about one-on-one engagement and relationship development with young people and their families to help identify when a young person is vulnerable to becoming involved in the youth justice system and working with them and their families to provide support and interventions that meet individual needs.

Voluntary referrals for YORET case management can be made by any person concerned for a young person, who they think may be likely to offend. Referrals are assessed with moderate to high needs in accordance with a screening assessment.

Statutory referrals given by the courts and parole board must be given priority and following that, young people aged 10 to 17 years who are most at risk will be given the next level of priority.

Voluntary case management will only proceed if the young person and their family agree to work with the YORET.

The Youth Outreach and Re-Engagement Teams were established across the NT in May 2017 as part of $18.2 million funding for improved youth justice outcomes.

The work is aimed at encouraging young people to make positive life choices, through early engagement and re-connection to education/training, counselling and medical services.

If you are concerned about a young person at risk of offending and wish to make a referral download a referral form.

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Last updated: 19 June 2019

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