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New South Wales - Organisation

Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre (1984 - )

Government-run, Home and Juvenile Justice Centre

Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre at Wagga Wagga was established by the Department of Youth and Community Services in 1984. In 1991 it was transferred to the Department of Juvenile Justice. It has a capacity for 45 detainees. Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre is still operating in 2013.


Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre was run by the Department of Juvenile Justice after that department was created in 1990.

Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre was mentioned in the Bringing Them Home Report (1997) as an institution that housed Indigenous children removed from their families.


1984 -
Location - Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre was situated at the corner of Fernleigh and Glenfield Roads, Wagga Wagga. Location: Wagga Wagga



Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Youth Justice NSW Centres', in Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Justice: Department of Attorney General and Justice, 2013,; 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: Naomi Parry