Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Youth justice careers

The staff in Youth Justice have a passion for connecting with young people in the justice system and are committed to making a positive difference in their lives.

We provide early intervention, statutory youth justice and detention services to ensure that young people are held accountable for their offending behaviour.

Youth Justice staff fulfil our vision to be a world class youth justice system that:

  • effectively reduces youth crime
  • incorporates the principles of trauma-informed practice
  • ensures our programs are evidence-based and evaluated to deliver the expected outcomes.

To do this we aim to:

  • work together to prevent crime
  • act early to reconnect young people to a life without crime
  • support change to new behaviours and a positive future.

In this section, find out about:

  • Youth worker

    If you are passionate about being a mentor for young people, learn more about becoming a Youth Justice youth worker.

  • Detention youth worker

    Detention youth workers help young people in detention have a safe and secure living environment while separated from their family, friends and community.

  • Youth adventure intervention officer

    Adventure intervention officers in Youth Justice use adventure-based learning techniques to help young people.

  • Youth justice caseworker

    Caseworkers support young people involved in a youth justice intervention.

  • Restorative justice convenor

    A Restorative Justice Conference is a meeting between a young person who has committed a crime and the people affected by that crime. Find out about the role and the qualifications required for employment.