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Juvenile detention centre standards


The objective of juvenile custodial facilities should be to provide a humane, safe and secure environment, which assists young people to address their offending behaviour and to make positive choices about their lives, both in custody and upon their return to the community. The quality of services provided to young people in custody is fundamental to the achievement of this objective. This section provides National, State and International standards for the detention of juveniles.
source: Australasian Juvenile Justice Administrators Standards for Juvenile Custodial Facilities

National Standards

State and Territory Regulations

New South Wales
Northern Territory
South Australia
Western Australia

International Standards