Youth justice housing protocol

The central aim of this protocol is to establish a response by which local area service networks, the Youth Justice Homelessness Assistance service, youth justice centres and the area based youth justice service can work together to improve responses that will reduce homelessness amongst young people involved with the youth justice system. Other aims include to:

  • improve access for young people involved with youth justice to the homelessness and broader housing and allied service systems, not to replace Housing Pathways
  • improve the transitional experiences of young people toward appropriate and sustainable housing, capacity to take up educational, training and employment opportunities, and other beneficial lifestyle changes
  • provide a clear pathway for young people to start to achieve their goals
  • collect data on the housing needs of young people to assist with quantifying the extent and range of housing needs of those involved with the youth justice system.

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