That Government examine alternative options for sentencing young girls to custody, such as safe and secure houses, or community-based accommodation.
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.
That the Department of Corrective Services broaden the range of life skilling, employment, training and educational opportunities for the female detainees at Banksia Hill.
That the Department of Corrective Services introduced a means of booking medical appointments which both preserves the privacy of the female detainees and enhances their life skills.
That the Department of Corrective Services enhance and evaluate an integrated approach to service delivery and detainee management.
That the Department of Corrective Services improve the recreation options for the female detainees at Banksia Hill including regular and structured access to the main oval and library.
That the Department of Corrective Services introduce inter- and intra-prison visits for detainees at Banksia Hill and their family members.
The Department of Corrective Services build upon the positive beginnings achieved by Yeeda and must now:
i. Maximise the opportunities offered by the Yeeda Precinct to provide an enhanced service to girls, having regard to the diversity of the population it accommodates, and
ii. Evaluate ‘what works’ for this cohort of girls in custody.
Read the Department’s Response to these recommendation: