Youth Justice NSW

Youth Justice NSW helps young people aged between 10 and 18, that have come into contact, or are at risk of coming into contact, with the criminal justice system. Youth Justice administers court imposed custodial and community supervised orders, as well as intervention programs to help prevent young people from offending.

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Acknowledgement of Country

We, Youth Justice New South Wales, acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands where we work and live. We celebrate the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their ongoing cultures and connections to the lands and waters of this country. 

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that contributed to the development of this tool and resource.

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Information and resources

Programs and services

Youth Justice provides services that help support young people and their families, including bail assistance and rehabilitation programs. See community and support services on offer for young people, families and victims.

Information for parents, guardians and carers

Parents, guardians and carers are an important part of a young person's journey through Youth Justice. Learn about the rights of young people and families engaged in the system.

Youth Justice Community Offices

Youth Justice Community Offices manage individual cases and enquiries. Find your local Community Office to learn about caseworkers, plus programs and services on offer. 


A Youth Justice Conference is a meeting between a young offender, victims and other people who know about the offence. See how they help solve problems in the community.

Resources and policies

Use this portal to access the agency websites of Youth Justice key stakeholders and the policy documents which guide how Youth Justice operates.

Right to information

Find out how a member of the public can access information held by the Department of Communities and Justice. Youth Justice NSW complies with the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

Youth Justice Centres

Youth Justice Centres are places where young people stay while they are in custody. At Youth Justice Centres, caseworkers and other trained staff help young offenders with their health, education and spiritual practices.

Learn more about Youth Justice Centres

Need to speak to Youth Justice?

Contact us

Youth Justice is a safe space young people, families and victims can trust with their legal questions. Contact Youth Justice for help, advice, support and also to provide feedback.

Make a complaint

Youth Justice takes complaints seriously. If you have any concerns or issues you would like to raise, please contact Youth Justice to make a complaint. 

Victims Register

It is important that victims of young offenders are provided justice and feel protected. The Victims Register keeps victims up-to-date with information about a young person's sentence. 

Youth Justice strategies

Youth Justice Domestic and Family Violence Strategy 2019-2022

The Youth Justice Domestic and Family Violence Strategy focusses on improving outcomes for young people who are victims of and/or domestic and family violence offenders.

Youth Justice Disability Action Plan 2021-2024

The Youth Justice Disability Action Plan is designed to improve the services and supports Youth Justice NSW provide to young people with disability. It identifes actions that Youth Justice will take to deliver more holistic and tailored services and supports to young people with disability.

Aboriginal Strategic Plan 2018-2022

The Youth Justice Aboriginal Strategic Plan provides a four-year framework for Aboriginal engagement and outlines a program of work to deliver better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young offenders, their families and communities. 

Department of Communities and Justice

About Department of Communities and Justice

The Department of Communities and Justice works with children, adults, families and communities to deliver services with a unified and collaborative approach with the objective of achieving a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive community. 

Family, domestic and sexual violence

Visit the Department of Communities and Justice for help and support, emergency housing, understanding domestic and sexual violence, sexual consent and the law, legal help, how to stay safe. 

Housing and homelessness

The Department of Communities and Justice work with housing support services to respond to homelessness in NSW and enable affordable for all. Find information on what housing support you may be eligible for.

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