Youth Justice Board
The creation of the Youth Justice Board was announced by the Minister for Corrective Services, the Hon. Joe Francis, in Parliament on 2 April 2014.
The Board is chaired by Mr James McMahon, the Commissioner of the Department of Corrective Services.
The members of the Board are:
- Professor Clarissa Ball, Director, Institute of Advanced Studies, UWA
- Paul Bide, Chair, the School for Social Entrepreneurs
- Professor Jonathan Carapetis, Director, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
- Professor Colleen Hayward, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Equity and Indigenous) Edith Cowan University
- Craig Spencer, Head of Community Engagement, Bankwest
- Dr Marshall Watson, Clinical Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, UWA
Terms of Reference - Youth Justice Board
- Oversee the work of a new, consolidated youth justice division within the Department of Corrective Services.
- Facilitate direct connections between the community, the non-government sector and the public sector. (This will enable the systematic engagement of stakeholders, innovative service design and delivery and the monitoring of the effectiveness of interventions.)
- Ensure continuous evaluation and improvement of matters such as the conditions of young people detained at Banksia Hill and the commission of new services.
- Promote stronger engagement with Aboriginal families and communities.
Youth Justice Reference Group
A Youth Justice Reference Group comprising of representatives from the public and not-for-profit sector has been established to advise the Youth Justice Services division. This reference group will support the Youth Justice Board through its Terms of Reference which are to:
- Provide advice to the Youth Justice Services Division and the Youth Justice Board
- Discuss issues to improve and coordinate outcomes for young people in terms of diversion, rehabilitation and reoffending
- Identify and implement mechanisms, services and/or joint projects that enable government and non-government agencies, community organisations, businesses or individuals to assist in the continuum of services for young people in the youth justice system
- Work together to achieve a reduction in offending, particularly by Aborigial offenders.
Page last updated: 23-Nov-2016