The Youth Justice Administration Act 2016 (YJA Act) primarily provides for the establishment and management of training centres, community-based supervision services and other facilities and services relating to children and young people who offend against the criminal law, establishes the Training Centre Visitor (TCV) and sets out the requirements for the Charter of Rights for Youths Detained in Training Centres.
This detailed review was undertaken to:
- Understand the statutory obligations for three key entities: the TCV; the Guardian for Children and Young People; and the Child Development Council
- Identify any implications in discharging their respective obligations, and
- Determine whether the YJA Act may affect the rights, development or wellbeing of children and young people, or their access to any entitlements under relevant pieces of legislation or under the YJ Charter or the Charter for Children and Young People.