Youth Justice Officers supervise young people in custody, supporting their personal development and referring them to essential services, education, or welfare agencies. They are employed by juvenile detention centres and correctional services, so strict lockup, search and security duties are a critical part of the job.
Many young offenders come from challenging environments, without positive role models. So to be a successful Youth Justice Officer you’ll need the confidence to challenge difficult behaviour, and the interpersonal skills to become a stable role model to the young people under your supervision.
There are 6 courses available for people who want to become a Youth Justice Officer.