Tasmania’s youth justice system encourages offenders to take responsibility for their offences. Wherever possible, offenders are diverted from the criminal justice system.
Young people are encouraged to work with the community and service delivery agencies including Youth Justice Services.
Youth Justice Services is responsible for the delivery of restorative justice services to the victims and perpetrators of youth crime aged 10-17 years.
Community based services such as community conferencing, community service orders and supervision support are provided by Community Youth Justice Teams based in the North West, North and South.
Custodial Services are provided at Ashley Youth Detention Centre in the North, near Deloraine. AYDC is responsible for the safe and secure care of young people on remand and detention.
Community Youth Justice is responsible for diversion and rehabilitation programs for young people under supervision in the community.