Youth Justice Community Support Service Program

Providing long-term case management and outreach support for young people aged 16 to 25 years who have a history of homelessness and youth justice involvement.

About the Program

The Youth Justice Community Support Service (YJCSS) program provides long-term case management and outreach support for young people aged 16-25 experiencing homelessness and who have a history of youth justice involvement.

It also provides an opportunity for young people to access a transitional housing (THM) placement within the North metropolitan region.

The focus of the program is to provide coordinated support and a housing pathway to young people with youth justice involvement who are at risk of homelessness or have a history of homelessness.

The program aims to:

  • Contribute to reducing offending and at-risk behaviours
  • Support the effective transition of young people into the community, particularly post youth justice involvement
  • Development of independent living skills
  • Development of the young person’s capacity to engage in education, training and employment opportunities

Program support includes:

  • A flexible, non-judgmental outreach service that maintains continuity of support.
  • Advocacy with, and on behalf of, young adults who are finding it difficult to access appropriate and relevant services.
  • Support to the young adults in identifying areas they consider important and determine the pace at which their goals are reached.
  • Assistance to access a range of community resources such as accommodation, general and mental health, education, employment, legal, drug and alcohol, recreation etc.
  • Collaborative working with other services specific to the young person’s needs


Young people aged 16-25 who are involved with the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS).


Vacancies are managed by Youth Justice. It is not open to external agencies.

Phone: (03) 9304 0100

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