Youth Justice is a Victorian Government service that facilitates the supervision and support of young people who have come into contact with the Victorian criminal justice system.
In Victoria the Youth Justice service is guided by policy aiming to:
❂ Support diversion of young people charged with an offence from the criminal justice system, where appropriate
❂ Minimise the likelihood of reoffending
❂ Provide supervision and rehabilitation through the provision of case management and other services
❂ Work with other services to strengthen community-based options for young people
The Victorian Youth Justice Service is made up of:
Youth Justice Community
Area-based state-wide teams providing supervision to young people residing in the community who have been placed on statutory orders.
Youth Justice Custodial Services
Youth Justice Custodial Services aim to engage young people in change by addressing their offending behaviour and equipping them with the skills required for positive community participation, within a safe and secure environment.
The Youth Justice Custodial Centres are:
❂ Parkville Youth Justice Precinct
❂ Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct
❂ A new Youth Justice Custodial Centre is planned for the vicinity of Cherry Creek, west of Werribee