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New South Wales - Archival Series

Detainee files (1985 - 1992)

Department of Juvenile Justice


The 'D' file and the Allied Health Files have been created by the Department of Juvenile Justice. Prior to this they were known as Institutional 'B' files, which were created and maintained by the Department of Community Services. The Institutional 'B' files related to individuals who were admitted to a detention centre. They recorded: admission and discharge dates; medical history, including psychological reports; personal details; background reports; court records; and reports from other institutions.

Related records

Psychological files and local files on juveniles.


Access Conditions

Access to files relating to juvenile detainees can generally be obtained through the processes outlined in the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPAA).


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 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,

Prepared by: Melissa Downing