The Tasmanian Government is committed to strengthening the supports and therapeutic interventions provided to young people to prevent engagement with the youth justice system.
A key step towards achieving this goal is the development of a whole of government Blueprint for a multi-systemic response to youth justice in Tasmania across the next 10 years. The Final Draft Blueprint outlines a strategic direction across the service continuum, from prevention and early intervention, through to services for repeat and high risk offenders that changes the pathways for young people at risk of, or who are engaging in offending behaviour.
The Blueprint also includes the Government’s commitment to continue the transition to a therapeutic model for custodial youth justice. This will see the closure of Tasmania’s existing youth custodial facility, the Ashley Youth Detention Centre, and building new smaller facilities.
If you have any questions, please email YJReform@communities.tas.gov.au or phone 6166 3799.
Youth Justice Final Draft Blueprint
The Tasmanian Government developed a whole of government Blueprint for youth justice in Tasmania that will provide the strategic direction for the system across the next ten years
Youth Justice Facilities
The Government’s proposed draft for new fit for purpose youth justice facilities.
Keeping Kids Safe
A plan for Ashley Youth Detention Centre until its intended closure.