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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 WORKERS SUPERVISION GUIDE For use by Juvenile Justice workers to reflect on CHART practice and process. This tool is intended as a guide to improve skilled delivery of CHART. Utilise some, or all, relevant questions to enhance your professional supervision. Section A: Preparation CHART Resources NSW Juvenile Justice Final Approved v 1.0 Page 4 of 61 1. How much preparation for client supervision with CHART am I doing? 2. How am I explaining CHART to my clients? 3. How are my clients responding to my explanation of CHART? 4. Am I confident about my preparation and have I refreshed my memory by reading the CHART manual, particularly the current module I am beginning? Section B: CHART overview 5. What activities/movements am I using with my client to create a positive learning environment? 6. Am I doing CHART in each session with this client and if not, what are the obstacles and how can I overcome them? 7. How do I incorporate CHART into supervision sessions? 8. How are my clients dealing with the Take-Aways? Section C: CHART Content 9. Whats a recent life event for my client that would indicate that he/she has been able to use CHART skills to assist him/her? 10. Am I able to drill down to discover specific triggers to the offending chain? What are some examples? 11. Can I demonstrate and summarize what my client has learned up to now, using the building blocks provided by the sequential and structured implementation of CHART? 12. What positive changes am I noticing about my client (feelings, thoughts, behaviours) and am I giving positive feedback when I observe such changes? 13. What types of learning experiences are working best with this client? How does that look? 14. What additional learning tools would be useful with this client? Section D: Administration 15. Supervision case note provide summary of key features / learning 16. Worksheets are kept together in a package and taken to supervision sessions to assist fluidity reflecting back and using previous sheets 17. At conclusion of CHART originals provided to client in a package copy kept on file for relapse prevention Section D: Workers needs 18. How is this CHART work impacting on me? 19. Is there anything my supervisor can do, or any further resources I require, to assist me to develop my CHART practice?


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