Catholic Family Services
Catholic Diocese of Port Pirie

Quality Improvement Council

Indigenous Youth Justice

The Indigenous Youth Justice Program is a diversion service provided to Indigenous offenders under the age of 25 who are at risk of re-offending. Offenders are accessed through liason with the Youth Justice Court, South Australian Police and Country Regional Managing Magistrate.

The diversion services are a combination of:

  • Targeted case management to address immediate needs impacting upon offending;
  • Personal development programs to deal with mental health, conflict, financial, gambling and alcohol and drug misuse issues;
  • Bush camps to raise self esteem, establish cultural identity and develop awareness of support mechanisms

The justice outcomes for participants on the program will be a reduction of offending and keeping young people out of custody.

The Indigenous Youth Justice program ojective is to respond to the urgent challenge of the accellerating rate of Indigenous offending and incarceration, and to support the realisation of safer communities.

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