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Review of the Northern Territory Youth Detention System Report - January 2015

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Title

Review of the Northern Territory Youth Detention System Report - January 2015

Other title

Northern Territory review into youth detention centres; Vita report

Creator

Vita, Michael

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT

Date

2015-01

Description

The Northern Territory Government has commissioned this independent review into youth detention within the youth justice system, following a series of serious incidents which had resulted in the closure of the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre. Mr Michael Vita, from the New South Wales Juvenile Justice department, was engaged to conduct the review. This report presents the findings and recommendations of the review. It looks at: procedures and practices for the control and management of detainees, security practices and protocols, the contributing factors to recent incidents, the ability and likelihood of the Northern Territory Youth Justice Framework to address systemic youth detention issues, a proposal to use the existing Berrimah Correctional Centre as a youth detention centre, and the immediate challenges facing current youth detention centres. The youth detainee population has risen steadily over the last few years in the Northern Territory: remanded detainees account for the majority of the detainee population and Indigenous youth are over-represented.

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Table of contents

Acknowledgments -- Background and methodology -- Executive Summary -- Recommendations -- Terms of Reference -- Review the structure, management and operating practices of Youth Detention Centres (YDCs) -- Procedures manual and standard operating procedures -- incentives scheme -- Classification -- Training, rostering and staffing -- Behaviour Management and use of Force -- Warby Behaviour intervention program -- Family Responsibility Centres -- Quality Assurance -- Meetings (Communication) -- Case Management -- Offence Focused Programming -- Assessment -- Behaviour Management Plans -- Rick Assessment -- Immediate Challenges facing the delivery of Youth Detention Services at the Holtze and the Alice Springs YDCs -- Immedicate Challenges Facing the Delivery of Youth Detention Centres As they are transitioned from teh Holtze YDC to the Berrimah YDC -- The Pattern of Contributing Factors and Issues Surrounding Significant Incidents in Youth Detention since December 2009 -- Summary of Incidents December 2009 - September 2014 -- The Ability of Youth Detention to cnribute to the Northern Territory Department of Correctional services (NTDCS) Strategic Intent Plan and its Key Milestones -- The Ability and Likelihood of the Northern Territory Youth Justice Framework to Addres Systemic Youth Detention Issues -- To make Recommendatios about the Government's Recent Proposal to use the exiting Berrimah Correctional Centre as a Youth Detention Facility -- annex 1 Incentive Scheme -- annex 2 Classification scoring and Classification -- annex 3 training -- annex 4 behaviour intervention framework chart and policy -- annex 5 use of force -- annex 6 Warby program -- annex 7 case management CSA, incentive scheme CSA, misbehaviour CSA, use of force CSA, segregation CSA, D14.11604 JJC quality assurance policy, D14.11617 JJQA centres guide 2015 -- Tasmanina Govt letter -- annex 8 chart facilitat guie and chart resources -- annex 9 YLSI

Language

English

Subject

Don Dale Youth Detention Centre; Holtze Youth Detention Centre; Northern Territory. Department of Correctional Services; Juvenile detention homes -- Northern Territory; Juvenile delinquents -- Rehabilitation -- Northern Territory

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Darwin

Format

1 electronic text (52, [6] page + annex 9) : PDF file.

File type

application/pdf

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Related links

http://hdl.handle.net/10070/241809 [Review of the Northern Territory Youth Justice system : report]

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/262722

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/477672

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Page content

CHART Resources NSW Juvenile Justice Final Approved v 1.0 Page 28 of 61 + 4 = The Central 8: 5. Problematic family circumstances 6. Problems at school / work 7. Problems with leisure activities 8. Substance abuse The single strongest factor associated with predicting re-offending is antisocial attitudes / cognitions. Pro-criminal attitudes are values, beliefs, and thoughts that promote or facilitate breaking the law. Pro-criminal attitudes and cognitions are inherent in all criminal behaviour and is the mother of all criminogenic needs (Bourgon, 2010). Changing Habits And Reaching Targets (CHART) CHART is designed to assist clients of Juvenile Justice to: Understand the beliefs that support their offending behaviour Re-examine their motives and re-evaluate the potential consequences of their actions Develop the skills to find new directions Address their offending behaviour and make healthy considered choices leading to non offending behaviours References Andrews, D.A., Bonta, J., & Wormith, J.S., 2006, The recent past and near future of risk and/or need assessment, Crime and Delinquency, Vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 7-27 Bonta, J., Bourgon, G., Rugge, T., Scott, T., Yessine, A., Gutierrez, L., & Li, J., 2010, The Strategic Training Initiative in Community Supervision: Risk-Need-Responsivity in the Real World, Corrections Research: User Report, Public Safety Canada Bonta, J., Rugge, T., Scott, T., Bourgon, G., & Yessine, A., 2008, Exploring the black box of community supervision, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 248-270 Bourgon, G. at Juvenile Justice, 2010, Translating 'what works' to community supervision: how STICS brings research to everyday practice [Powerpoint slides]


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