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Melbourne Youth Justice Centre (1993 - )

From
1993
Categories
Government-run, Home and Juvenile Justice Centre
Alternative Names
  • Melbourne Juvenile Justice Centre (Also known as)

The Melbourne Youth Justice Centre is a high security centre commissioned by the state government in 1993. It is located in the Parkville Youth Justice Precinct, and replaced the Turana Youth Training Centre. The Justice Centre is a custodial facility for males aged 15 to approximately 18, who have been sentenced to a Youth Justice Centre Order or remanded in custody.

Details

The Melbourne Youth Justice Centre comprises six units: Remand North, Remand South, Admissions/Oakview, Westgate, Southbank and Eastern Hill.

After the age of 18, most residents of the Justice Centre are transferred to Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre, until they reach the age of 21.

Location

1993 -
Location - The Melbourne Youth Justice Centre was located in Park Street, Parkville. Location: Parkville

Timeline

 1875 - c. 1887 Royal Park Industrial School
       c. 1880 - 1955 Royal Park Depot
             1955 - 1993 Turana
                   1993 - Melbourne Youth Justice Centre

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Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: James Jenkinson Consulting, Guide to out-of-home care services 1940-2000 - Volume One: Agency Descriptions, Department of Human Services, Unpublished, November 2001, https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/sites/default/files/DHS.3004.011.0367.pdf; Ombudsman Victoria, Whistleblowers Protection Act 2001: investigation into conditions at the Melbourne Youth Justice Precinct, October 2010, https://www.ombudsman.vic.gov.au/getattachment/47eb3c0d-36fb-4b5b-b7fb-d584c03ca46f.

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill