Progress towards the closure of the Ashley Youth Detention Centre in 2024 has been raised in Tasmania’s parliament.
The centre has a long history of abuse as detailed in a Commission of Inquiry and sees the government committing to a model built around therapy and rehabilitation.
Minister for Children Roger Jaensch is inviting further input into influencing the final result.
“Our blueprint and proposed youth justice facility model will be released today for public feedback and further targeted consultation with both to be finalised and released early next year along with our first two year action plan.”
The Minister telling parliament of the aim to be Australia’s best in turning kids’ lives around.
“This Tasmanian government is determined to build a nation-leading approach that engages young people at risk early, directs them away from the youth justice system and restores young people who do come into conflict with the law as valued and productive members of our community.”