- Youth Justice State Plan
- Disability Screening Assessment Project
- Youth Justice in SA
- Youth Justice Services
- Youth Justice Partners
- Working in Youth Justice
- Young People and the Law (sa.gov.au)
- Contact Youth Justice
Client-related outcomes refer to the actions that were either directly or indirectly related to service responses for young people as a result of their involvement in the screening project. These outcomes are further defined in Appendix H.
- A summary report was completed for all 36 participants, which was shared with Youth Justice Case Coordinators/Case Managers, and other stakeholders when indicated, and uploaded into the Connected Client Case Management System (C3MS).
- Detailed or brief follow-up contact from the YJAIS team occurred with Case Coordinators/Case Managers for 47% of young people (n= 29 brief follow-up, n = 17 detailed), and follow-up contact occurred directly with 33% of young people (n = 12).
- Follow up contact with the young person was influenced by their availability and/or release from custody, or cessation of their Youth Justice mandate.
The direct outcomes for young people and their care, as a result of participating in the screening project (Table 7) is summarised below:
- New areas of disability-related need (that is, that were previously unknown and unmet) were identified for 53% (n = 19) of young people.
- Confirmation of previously identified needs occurred for 53% (n = 19) of young people, which may indicate a persistent and possibly previously under-addressed need. Some young people had previously identified needs confirmed in addition to the identification of new needs. As a result of the screening assessments, increased awareness and response to previously identified (and potentially unmet) and new needs occurred.
- Intervention from the YJAIS team (to address newly identified or confirmed disability-related needs) was recommended for 50% (n = 18) of young people, and intervention may or may not have occurred due to reasons such as release from custody, end of mandate, or staff capacity during the screening project period.
- Further comprehensive assessment for one or more areas of functioning (for example, cognitive, language processing, memory) was recommended for 44% (n = 16) of young people, with two of these young people completing a comprehensive assessment via the YJAIS team. This resulted in a formal diagnosis of Intellectual Disability, and subsequent access to NDIS, for one of the young people, during the timeframe of the project.
- A recommendation for external referral to services other than NDIA (e.g. paediatrician, Department for Education, CAMHS) occurred for 39% (n = 14) of young people
- The initiation of an NDIS Access Request was recommended for 22% (n = 8) of young people and occurred for one of the eight.
Table 7: Direct client-related outcomes
Percentage of Young People (N = 36)
New disability-related skills needs identified
Confirmation of previously identified needs
YJAIS intervention recommended
Comprehensive assessment recommended
External referral recommended (excluding NDIS)
NDIS access request recommended
Comprehensive assessment conducted by YJAIS
Diagnosis resulting from YJAIS comprehensive assessment
NDIS access request initiated
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