Minda Juvenile Justice Centre, in Lidcombe, replaced the Minda Remand Centre in 1991, when the Department of Juvenile Justice was created and assumed control of remand centres, shelters and juvenile detention centres from the Department of Family and Community Services. Minda housed around 60 boys at one time. Their average age was 15. Minda closed in 2003 and was demolished and replaced with Juniperina, a detention facility for young women.
1966 - 1991 Minda
1991 - 2003 Minda Juvenile Justice Centre
Sources used to compile this entry: DJJ E-Bulletin, Department of Juvenile Justice, 2005, http://web.archive.org/web/20140225223147/http://www.djj.nsw.gov.au/pdf_htm/publications/general/ebulletinaugust2005.pdf; 'Minda', in State Records Authority of New South Wales website, State of New South Wales through the State Records Authority of NSW 2016, https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/agency/575.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 17 August 2013, Last modified: 6 December 2013