Young people who are issued community service orders by the Youth Court must complete a set number of hours doing structured activities, to provide them the opportunity to reflect on their offending, develop life skills and promote social responsibility.
We use a holistic approach and provide an ongoing support network to give young people the best opportunity to make lasting, positive change. The CSO program is client centred and individually tailored for each young person. It takes into account age, identity, capability, access to activities and needs to best promote health and wellbeing while addressing offending behaviours.
Family and Culture
Our Case Workers recognise the role of cultural identity and values within a young person’s life. The importance of family, kin, key community members, Elders and others who are a support and/or positive influence for the young person is considered in developing their CSO activities.
This program observes the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Justice Principle.