A term adopted in the 1990s to describe institutions providing custodial accommodation for remanded or sentenced young people. These places were also sometimes known as juvenile detention centres or youth detention centres. At times, young people have been accommodated in adult prisons.
Last updated: 11 November 2015
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/ref/act/browse_j_function.htm
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011