Youth Justice

DHS supports young people in contact with the youth justice system to make positive choices in order to reduce reoffending and reconnect with family, community, and culture.

We help them understand the programs and opportunities available to them to assist them in their journey.

Youth Justice Services

Youth Justice Services coordinates a wide range of programs and support services including the Kurlana Tapa Youth Justice Centre, psychology, speech pathology and child diversion pathways.

Metropolitan Aboriginal Youth and Family Services

MAYFS is a dedicated Aboriginal service with a focus on diverting young people away from the justice system and toward improved life outcomes.


Youth Justice Victims Register

A service that provides information to people who are registered victims of a crime where a young person has received a sentence of detention or imprisonment.


About Youth Justice

Youth Justice aims to create safer communities by providing collaborative and evidence-based services for children and young people in the justice system in order to reduce re-offending and acknowledge victims of crime.

Working in Youth Justice

Staff work in a variety of locations with children and young people who have been in contact with the South Australian youth justice system.


Contact Youth Justice

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