Juvenile Justice NSW

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Juvenile Justice NSW
Agency overview
Formed 27 July 2009
Preceding Agency
Type Administrative division
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Headquarters Level 24, 477 Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Valda Rusis, Chief Executive
Parent Agency Department of Justice
Child Agency
  • Serious Young Offenders Review Panel
Key documents
Website www.juvenile.justice.nsw.gov.au

Juvenile Justice NSW, an agency of the New South Wales Government, is an administrative division within the Department of Justice of New South Wales, Australia, responsible for the supervision of young people on community-based orders and custodial orders issued by the courts. The agency is also responsible for the administration of youth justice conferences.

The agency reports to the Minister for Justice and Police, currently the Hon. Troy Grant MP, who is also the Deputy Premier of New South Wales.

Juvenile Justice NSW was formerly known as the Department of Juvenile Justice. On 27 July 2009, the Department was amalgamated into the then NSW Department of Human Services. It was then moved to the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice on 1 April 2011. This Department was subsequently renamed as the Department of Justice.

The division operates under the terms of the Children (Detention Centres) Act 1987 (NSW), the Children (Community Service Orders) Act 1987 (NSW), the Young Offenders Act 1997 (NSW), and the Children (Interstate Transfer of Offenders) Act 1988 (NSW).

Responsibilities[edit]

In New South Wales, criminal responsibility legally commences at the age of ten. Under criminal law, a child is defined as a person under eighteen years of age.

Juvenile Justice Centres[edit]

Throughout New South Wales, there are 34 Juvenile Justice Community Services offices and seven Juvenile Justice Centres, located as follows:

Centre name Location Date opened Purpose Notes
Acmena Juvenile Justice Centre Grafton, Mid North Coast September 1999 Capacity for 45 young people; male detainees only [1]
Cobham Juvenile Justice Centre Werrington, Western Sydney June 1980 Capacity for 105 young people; the principal remand centre for males aged 15 years and over [2]
Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre Kariong, Central Coast October 1999 Capacity for 120 young people; accommodates males aged 16 to 21 years, mostly on control orders [3]
Juniperina Juvenile Justice Centre Lidcombe, Western Sydney 24 August 2005 Capacity for 44 young people; the only Australian centre for female young offenders [4]
Orana Juvenile Justice Centre Dubbo, Western New South Wales December 1999 Capacity for 30 young people; accommodates males on remand or control orders [5]
Reiby Juvenile Justice Centre Airds, South-western Sydney August 1973 Capacity for 60 young people; accommodates males under 16 years on remand or control orders [6]
Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre Wagga Wagga, Riverina October 1984 Capacity for 45 young people; accommodates low to medium risk males on remand or control orders [7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acmena Juvenile Justice Centre". Juvenile Justice: About us: Information about centres. Department of Justice. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Cobham Juvenile Justice Centre". Juvenile Justice: About us: Information about centres. Department of Justice. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre". Juvenile Justice: About us: Information about centres. Department of Justice. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Juniperina Juvenile Justice Centre". Juvenile Justice: About us: Information about centres. Department of Justice. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Orana Juvenile Justice Centre". Juvenile Justice: About us: Information about centres. Department of Justice. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Reiby Juvenile Justice Centre". Juvenile Justice: About us: Information about centres. Department of Justice. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre". Juvenile Justice: About us: Information about centres. Department of Justice. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 

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