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Working in Youth Justice

Staff work in a variety of Youth Justice locations with children and young people who have been in contact with the South Australian Youth Courts. These are the Adelaide Youth Training Centres (custodial), central and metropolitan offices (community), regional centres (community) and specialist psychological services to address offending behaviour.

Positions within Youth Justice are various and minimum qualifications may be required, for example, Social Work degree, Certificate IV in Youth Justice, Masters of Clinical Psychology.

Youth Justice staff in the Adelaide Youth Training Centre are responsible for providing the care, supervision, safety and support for children and young people placed there by South Australia Police (SAPOL) or the Courts, on youth matters, between the ages of 10 to 21 years.

Youth Justice staff in community settings through Community Youth Justice provide care and supervision for children and young people on community based orders and advise courts to assist them to make informed decisions.

All Youth Justice staff are subject to a satisfactory DHS working with children check and National Criminal History Record Check (NCHRC).

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Page last updated : 01 May 2022

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