Justice Program

BDAC’s justice service provides support, assisted referral and care planning for people with justice related issues, such as fines, warrants and community-based order supervision.

Workers provide direct support to clients who present to the service with a crisis or immediate support needs.

Koori Youth Justice Worker

To divert young Aboriginal people from the Youth Justice and the Criminal Justice systems by promoting social inclusion within the context of their families, Aboriginal communities and the wider community. To ensure a culturally responsive quality service delivery to young Aboriginal people who are at risk of offending or have offended and/or are at risk of further offending. To ensure that service delivery is based on a culturally appropriate service response that meets the needs of young Aboriginal people and includes holistic approaches, sound assessment, engagement of Aboriginal community supports, facilitation of linkage and unification/reunification to family and Aboriginal community, in order to minimise risk and reduce offending. To build capacity within BDAC to work effectively with young people to achieve positive outcomes, including working with a small team of youth workers.