Youth Justice NSW Centres

Youth Justice Centres are places where young people stay while they are in custody.

Learn about the services and support provided by each centre and understand how a young person will be cared for in custody.

About Youth Justice NSW Centres

Youth Justice Centres are where young people are held in custody when they break the law and are either waiting to appear in court or are serving out their sentence. Placement at Youth Justice Centres is determined by a young person's classification, age and gender.

There are six Youth Justice Centres across the state where young offenders receive individual case management, specialised counselling, and training in job and living skills. There are also 35 Youth Justice community offices that provide community-based intervention for young offenders.

Youth Justice NSW Centres


Cobham Youth Justice Centre

Cobham Youth Justice Centre is located in Werrington in western Sydney.

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Frank Baxter Youth Justice Centre

The Frank Baxter Youth Justice Centre is located in Kariong near Gosford. 

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The Orana Youth Justice Centre is located in Dubbo in the central west of NSW.

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Reiby Youth Justice Centre

Reiby Youth Justice Centre is located in Airds near Campbelltown.

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Riverina Youth Justice Centre

The Riverina Youth Justice Centre is located in Wagga Wagga.

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Acmena Youth Justice Centre

Acmena Youth Justice Centre is located in South Grafton.

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My child has been sent to a Youth Justice Centre

Youth Justice NSW encourages family visits to young people in custody. After going into a Youth Justice Centre, your child will be classified to help decide which centre is most suitable for them. Where applicable, a child is placed in a centre close to the family home or other family members.


Related information

Conferences are meetings arranged by Youth Justice case workers. They bring  young offenders and others affected by the crime together to discuss how people have been affected. An outcome plan is agreed upon to help the young person stay out of trouble in future.

Youth Justice NSW encourages parents, guardians and carers to be involved with their child's journey through the Youth Justice system. Learn about the rights of young people and families engaged in the system.

Use the location search tool to find your nearest Youth Justice service. The services offered by Youth Justice community offices include case management, conferences, and programs for young people.

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