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Ashley Youth Detention Centre

Category: Organisation
Sub Category:Government
Location:Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia
Subject Matter:Education | Law - Policy and Justice | Youth
URL: http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/
Detailed Information:
Ashley Youth Detention Centre is the only secure detention facility in the State for young people who are involuntarily removed there due to a Court order as a result of criminal offending or whilst on remand. It caters for males and females aged 10-19 and it has 51 beds. It is governed by the Youth Justice Act 1997. (DHHS Review, 2005). The Centre has a school for its residents (Department of Education 2009) and a music program provided by a sessional teacher (ABC, 2008). It has attracted media attention for instances of violence and abscondence (DHHS Review, 2005; eg 'Trio escape from youth detention centre', 26 November 2006)). As many as 30% of the population identify as Aboriginal and there is an arts mentoring scheme directed at them particularly(Mundy, 2008; see link to 'Ashley Youth Detention Centre "Mennah Mienne" SRA' below).

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Meenah Mienne Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

  • References

    General Reference
    ABC Online (26 November 2006) 'Trio escape from youth detention centre'
    Department of Education (Tas) Ashley School
    Newspaper Article
    ABC (24 June 2008) Music transforms students at Ashley Youth Detention Centre
    Report
    Department of Health and Human Services (Tas) (2005) Review for the Secretary DHHS of Resident Safety Ashley Youth Detention Centre

    Glossary

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Australia)

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