24/7 staffed crisis accommodation for young people aged 12-18 years.
Clients are referred to the program through Youth Justice NSW and assessed as having a medium to high risk of offending. Accommodation is provided for young people who are unable to return home due to legal orders or unsafe environments.
Clients can be either on Bail, Parole, Supervised Community Orders or requiring accommodation following an incident/event (i.e. when an Apprehensive Violence Order has been issued preventing the child or young person from returning home).
Accommodation is provided up to 28 days only.
Intensive, immediate specialist case management and youth work support at point of entry. Joint case planning and case conference with Youth Justice NSW within 48 hours. Advocacy and referral pathways for individual needs (e.g. TAFE, job network provider, Centrelink, psychological services, healthcare, drug & alcohol supports, NDIS, etc). Culturally and linguistically diverse service provision. Internal pathways for further housing or advocacy and referrals to external accommodation services. Recreation activities, access to transport and brokerage.
Maximum 28 days stay
One gender-neutral Youth Justice crisis bed
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