In 1979, as part of a restructuring of the institutional care and programs for young offenders, the government changed the name of Vaughan House to The South Australian Youth Remand and Assessment Centre (SAYRAC). Whereas Vaughan House had provided accommodation for girls only, the new government-run centre provided secure care and assessment or boys and girls aged between 10 and 18. SAYRAC remained in the same building in Enfield.
Four units operated at SAYRAC. Two were for girls on remand or undergoing training, while the other two units were for boys on remand. Children who had not committed an offence, but had been placed under the care of the government for their own protection were also accommodated at the Centre for assessment. At SAYRAC staff from the Education Department provided instruction in music, craft and physical education.
SAYRAC closed in 1993 when a new purpose built facility was erected at Cavan. Older boys and girls were moved to the new Cavan Training Centre while younger children were accommodated separately at the Magill Training Centre.
08 April 2021
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