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The Youth Justice Community Support Service provides long term support to young adults experiencing homelessness aged 16-25 who have a history of Youth Justice involvement.

The Youth Justice Community Support Service program provides:

  • A flexible, non-judgemental outreach service that maintains continuity of support.
  • Advocacy with, and on behalf of, young adults who are finding it difficult to access appropriate and relevant services.
  • Support to the young adults in identifying areas they consider important, and determine the pace at which their goals are reached.
  • Assistance to access a range of community resources such as accommodation, general and mental health, education, employment, legal, drug and alcohol, recreation etc.
  • Collaborative working with other services specific to young adult’s needs.

The Youth Justice Community Support Service consists of two programs:

Transitional housing support

Transitional housing support offers case management and support of young people aged 16-25 who are involved with the Department of Human Services (DHS) Youth Justice System and have a history of homelessness.

Each young person is housed in a Transitional Housing Management (THM) nominated property located within the North West region.

Young people are supported to maintain their THM tenancy as well as obtain long term housing and address any range of presenting issues.

Outreach Program

Outreach Program offers case management and support of young people aged 16-25 who are currently involved or may have had past involvement with the DHS Youth Justice system.  Each client receives assertive and intensive outreach support in managing multiple and complex needs to create pathways out of homelessness.

Presenting issues may include:

  • Dual diagnosis
  • Dual disability
  • Sex based offences
  • History of numerous parole breaches
  • Transition from parole support

Partners

  • Brosnan Centre
  • YSAS
  • North East Housing
  • Women’s Housing
  • Wombat Housing

Eligibility

The Youth Justice Community Support Service offers support to young adults aged 16-25 who are involved with the DHS Youth Justice System.

Referral

Vacancies are managed by DHS Youth Justice Department whereby internal referral and nomination of North West Youth Justice clients takes place.

It is not open to external agencies.

Contact

Address: 175 Glenroy Road, Glenroy 3046
Phone: (03) 9304 0100
Fax: (03) 9304 0102

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