Commit to the design and construction of a second youth custodial facility that meets the complex needs of different cohorts of young people.
Empower staff to use all of the behaviour management tools that are available to them
under relevant policy and legislation.
Re-implement detention centre charges and set tight timeframes for their hearing.
Review the ‘safe exit’ technique and safe alternatives to this practice.
Urgently address staff support and retention issues.
Reimagine and establish a youth care role – separate from youth custodial officers – to support and guide young people in every aspect of their day in custody.
Develop and implement a mixed-shift system to maximise consistency and continuity of care for young people.
Advertise and urgently recruit the additional Aboriginal Youth Support Officer (AYSO) positions and the Aboriginal Services Manager.
Examine alternative options for the location of the Crisis Care Unit.
Implement a structured vocational training program that offers accredited training and work skills to prepare young people for employment on release.