YOUTH JUSTICE COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICE
An integrated approach for providing intensive support and services to Youth Justice Clients that complements the statutory case management undertaken by Youth Justice Units. The service recognises that Youth Justice Clients present with a range of complex and varied needs requiring individual service responses.
The Community Support Worker assists the young person build their capacity to live independently and re-engage with the community by initiating referrals to support services and program.
The intensive support model aims to assist clients by:
Develop a young person’s capacity for meaningful educational and economic participation.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Referrals into this program are initiated by the regional Youth Justice worker as part of the case planning process and upon exiting a custodial facility, as part of the parole planning process. All referrals to the YJCSS must be endorsed by the relevant regional Youth Justice Manager before proceeding.
If you would like to speak with one of our Support Workers about this program please call (03) 5337 8999.