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Joint Support Program service types 2013-2016

Casework support

The JSP Casework Support service provides a broad range of activities that support a young person under the supervision of Juvenile Justice within the community. The service will support young people assessed as requiring a medium to high level of offence focused interventions.

Casework activities/ supports

The service will provide or link a young person to activities or supports such as:

  • Accommodation support
  • Navigating Centrelink services and other financial services
  • Parenting support
  • Education, pre-vocational training and on-the-job training
  • Job search skills development
  • Social and personal development
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural support
  • Cultural support for CALD young people
  • Living skills development
  • Transport assistance
  • Development of family / household management skills
  • Financial advice and guidance
  • Linkage support

Program duration

The standard program runs for 12 weeks.


Family Intervention

The Family Intervention Service is a short-term family intervention model which focuses on identifying and addressing issues of concern to the family. The model makes use of the effective practice principles of pro-social modelling and collaborative problem solving.

The sessions follow a six step model involving setting ground rules, identifying those issues the family would like to change, prioritising issues, developing goals, exploring issues in detail and developing strategies to achieve agreed goals. The conclusion of the intervention includes the development of maintenance strategies to ensure positive changes are sustained.

Program duration

The model involves 6 - 10 sessions, conducted approximately weekly.

Crisis Accommodation

Short term crisis accommodation is provided for clients who do not have access to stable or safe accommodation.

The service also provides accommodation focused casework such as researching longer-term accommodation options and developing an appropriate accommodation transition plan. This may involve facilitating access to family restoration programs, supported medium to long term accommodation or to the out-of-home care system.

Program duration

Crisis accommodation is for a maximum of 28 days. The service will aim to transition clients from Crisis Accommodation as soon as is appropriate.

Long Term Accommodation Support

The Long Term Accommodation Support Program provides long term, stable accommodation for homeless clients 16-18 years of age, along with individual case management support to successfully transition clients towards independent living.

Program duration

The program runs for 52 weeks, with support gradually decreasing over the 12 months.


Employment Placement and Support

Employment Placement and Support provides assistance in obtaining and retaining paid employment in the open labour market, generally with full award wages and conditions.

Service duration

The service will be provided for 26 weeks, of which at least 13 weeks must include the client participating in paid employment of at least 15 hours per week.