Cobham is a juvenile justice centre at Werrington established by the Department of Youth and Community Services in 1980 and transferred to the Department of Juvenile Justice when that department was created in 1990. In 2013 it holds 85 youths and is the principal remand centre for males aged 15 years and over.
Cobham Juvenile Justice Centre was built on a corner of the Werrington Park Estate. It manages admissions for Emu Plains Juvenile Justice Centre.
The young people it contains are predominately from the Sydney metropolitan area. The centre offers a range of health, educational and spiritual services to the young people in custody.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Youth Justice NSW Centres', in Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Justice: Department of Attorney General and Justice, 2013, http://www.juvenile.justice.nsw.gov.au/Pages/youth-justice/about/youth-justice-centres/youth-justice-centres.aspx; Thinee, Kristy and Bradford, Tracy, Connecting Kin: Guide to Records, A guide to help people separated from their families search for their records [completed in 1998], New South Wales Department of Community Services, Sydney, New South Wales, 1998, https://clan.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/connectkin_guide.pdf; Werrington North [The History of UWS], University of Western Sydney, http://www.uws.edu.au/uws25/25_year_history/places/werrington_north.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 27 April 2011, Last modified: 28 May 2021