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Victoria - Glossary Term

Youth Justice Centre (c. 2005 - )

c. 2005
Alternative Names
  • Juvenile Justice Centre

The term 'youth justice centre' is used in the Children Youth and Families Act to describe a residential institution where a young person (aged between 15 and 21 years) found guilty of an offence can be ordered to be detained. Previously, such institutions were known as 'youth training centres'.


 1864 - c. 1954 Reformatory
       1954 - c. 1961 Juvenile School
             c. 1961 - Youth Training Centre
                   c. 2005 - Youth Justice Centre

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Prepared by: Cate O'Neill