YOUTH JUSTICE SERVICES
448. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the
Minister for Corrective Services:
(1) Does the
minister still intend for youth justice services to move to the Department of
(2) If yes to
(3) If no to (1),
will the minister please advise the reasons why youth justice services will
stay in the Department of Justice?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(3) Cabinet has
decided that youth justice services are best delivered through the Department
of Justice with additional measures to improve cooperation and collaboration
between the Departments of Justice and Communities to reduce youth offending
and reoffending and drive better outcomes for vulnerable young Western Australians.
A range of measures will be implemented to ensure the best possible cooperation
between the Departments of Justice and Communities, including co-location of
staff, partnerships on programs and regular joint briefings of directors
general to the Community Safety and Family Support Cabinet Sub-Committee.