Monitoring youth justice

How we monitor Victoria's youth justice system and advocate for reform

We monitor the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in the youth justice system by:

  • examining serious incidents in youth justice custody
  • ongoing engagement with the Minister for Youth Justice and senior staff of the Department of Justice and Community Safety
  • operating a monthly Independent Visitor Program at Parkville and Malmsbury Youth Justice Precincts
  • conducting independent exit interviews with children and young people leaving youth justice custody
  • conducting on-site inspections, including direct engagement with children and young people in youth justice centres
  • responding to consultations, policy issues and legislative amendments relating to youth justice.