The Victorian Government is building a new youth justice centre to the west of Werribee, in the vicinity of Cherry Creek. The new youth justice centre will play a key role in the rehabilitation of young people and children who are offending and improve community safety.
Form of project announcement
The youth justice system in Victoria focuses on the safety of the community and diverting young people away from further crime. It supervises young people on court orders in the community and manages young people in custodial centres.
Youth justice provides programs and resources to assist young offenders to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to manage their lives effectively without further offending. The youth justice service promotes opportunities for rehabilitation and seeks to contribute to the reduction of crime in the community through supervision, offending related programs and linkages to appropriate support services.
Youth justice provides developmentally appropriate services, programs and targeted interventions that focus on addressing anti-social and offending behaviours in order to minimise the likelihood of reoffending and further progression into the criminal justice system.
Indicative timetable of project development
See project website.