The Tasmanian Government is committed to strengthening the supports and therapeutic interventions provided to young people to prevent engagement with the youth justice system.

A key step towards achieving this goal is the development of the Final Draft Youth Justice Blueprint 2022-2023 (PDF, 1.1MB), a multi-systemic response to youth justice in Tasmania across the next 10 years.  

The Draft Blueprint outlines our strategic direction with the aim of improving the wellbeing of children, young people and their families while addressing the underlying drivers of offending behaviours, reducing offending and improving community safety.

The Draft Blueprint also includes the Government’s commitment to continue the transition to a therapeutic model for custodial youth justice. This will see the closure of Tasmania’s existing youth custodial facility, the Ashley Youth Detention Centre, and building new, fit for purpose, custodial youth justice facilities.

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The Final Draft is informed by the previously released Reforming Tasmania’s Youth Justice System: Discussion Paper (PDF, 1.1MB) and extensive consultation by Noetic between December 2021 and April 2022.

If you have any questions, please email or phone (03) 6166 3799.