Youth Justice Accommodation

Bail support

Youth Justice Accommodation has been established in Darwin and Alice Springs to support young people aged 10 -17 years to comply with their bail conditions. 

Youth justice accommodation is available to young people on Court Orders including Good Behaviour Orders and Suspended Sentences. 

Territory Families oversees the Alice Springs Youth Accommodation and Support Services and the Saltbush Bail Support Accommodation Services in Darwin. The facilities provide a safe and secure, home-like environment and improve the ability of young people to maintain their bail conditions. About 75 per cent of young people who utilise youth justice accommodation services, successfully complete their bail order. 

Territory Families also provides other bail support services including bail supervision, bail support and a youth support line (1800 BAILED) to ensure enquires and referrals from NT Police, Courts and legal service providers can be received 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Barkly Youth Work Camp

The Northern Territory Government is investing $3.5 million to build a Barkly Youth Work Camp to provide an alternative to detention and divert at risk young people away from the youth justice system. 

The youth work camp will include multi-purpose accommodation and skills development facilities so young people can participate in Vocational Education and Training programs and learn job skills so they are ready for entry into the workforce. 

Territory Families is working with the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics to identify a site for the facility in Tennant Creek.