Youth Justice Community Support Service

An integrated approach to the provision of intensive support and service to Youth Justice clients to complement the statutory case management undertaken by Youth Justice Units at DHS.

Many Youth Justice clients require intensive support and assistance to access integrated service networks including employment, education and training, mental health, drug and alcohol counselling and housing options to enhance rehabilitation, increased economic participation and social connectedness in the community.

The aims and objectives of the program are:

- To reduce the rate, severity and frequency of offending behaviour.
- Enable the effective transition of young people from intensive tertiary services to their community, particularly post Youth Justice involvement.
- Development of independent living skills, increased capacity for social inclusion and resilience for adulthood.
- Development of a young person’s capacity for economic participation and engagement in education, training and employment opportunities.