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Youth Justice, under the Department of Communities and Justice, works in partnership with other NSW Government agencies. 

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The Department of Education operates education and training units in each of the Youth Justice centres so that young people can continue their studies while in custody.

Youth Justice, under the Department of Communities and Justice, and the Department of Education are committed to work together on the education and training of young people in custody. Both agencies have agreed to deliver programs that:

  • Improve detainees' education and training standards and their confidence and skills to re-enter education, training or the workforce after they leave custody.

  • Facilitate the building of educational, vocational and training pathways for young people.

  • Support the management of Youth Justice centres.

NSW Justice health

The NSW Justice Health Service provides medical services for young people in detention through clinics in each Youth Justice centre.

NSW Police

Youth Justice Conferencing works directly and collaboratively with NSW Police in fulfilling the agencies' responsibilities for the diversion from court and custody of eligible young people under the Young Offenders Act 1997.

Community organisations

Youth Justice maintains a Joint Support Program which engages community organisations to support and assist our young people with the aim of reducing the likelihood of their re-offending.

Some of the key aspects of the Joint Support Program include:

  • An evidence-based approach based on the "what works" principles.
  • Case management which provides a holistic approach to working with young people as individuals.
  • A person-centred service system, placing the young person at the centre of decision making, along with their caseworker and Youth Justice staff.
  • Improved collaboration and cooperation between Youth Justice and service providers.
  • Improved flexibility and responsiveness.
  • Improved accountability, outcome measurement and service provider performance measurement.

Youth Justice works in collaboration with other agencies and community organisations to deliver:

  • The Joint Support Program (JSP)
  • Rural Residential Rehabilitation Services
  • NSW Homelessness Action Plan Services.

The Community Funding Unit supports the administration of Youth Justice funded programs and sets the strategic direction for the delivery of a range of targeted community funded services to young people under the supervision of Youth Justice.

Other partners