Department of Human Services

Youth Justice Kurlana Tapa Disability Screening Assessment Project Summary

Demographics

  • 36 people
  • 20% female, 80% male
  • 50% Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people
  • Aged 12 to 18 years ( mean 15.7)

Key messages

  • 9 out of 10 below average IQ
  • 9 out of 10 at risk for language disorder
  • 9 out of 10 at moderate to high risk of reoffending
  • One third had significant sensory processing needs
  • More than 50% have severely impaired visual-motor integration
  • More than 50% have new needs identified through the project
  • More than 50% required further youth justice AIS involvement
  • 25% NDIS access request was recommended

Recommendations

  • Screening assessment to be comprehensive assessment
  • Staff training
  • Disability-informed policies and procedures
  • Strong partnerships for referral and co-working
  • Community-friendly client-facing documentation
  • Business intelligence Sensory modulation framework.

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Page last updated : 28 Aug 2020

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