Photo of Yeeda accomodation unit


This inspection of the management of girls in custody at Banksia Hill Detention Centre took place just over three months after a major riot took place at the Centre, forcing the transfer of the majority of male detainees to other facilities. While the Inspector considered delaying the review of girls in custody, it was ultimately …

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Behind the fence


The riot at the Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre on 20 January 2013 resulted in considerable debate in government, the media and the non-government sector about youth justice services in Western Australia. As boys made up the majority of those who participated and were impacted by the riot, most attention focussed here. This report aimed …

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Photo of girls work produced in Education

Key Findings

The Yeeda precinct represents a great improvement on the facilities available to young female detainees at Rangeview. The inclusion of dedicated education and program facilities in particular is commendable. The entire precinct was intended to be purely the domain of the female detainees and the precinct’s selected staff. However, during the inspection a degree of …

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Photo of the limited recreation facilities available


Recommendation 1 That Government examine alternative options for sentencing young girls to custody, such as safe and secure houses, or community-based accommodation. Recommendation 2 That the Department of Corrective Services develop new initiatives for the mixing of appropriately assessed girls and young adult women in custody to allow improved service delivery and correctional outcomes. Recommendation …

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