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Juvenile justice officer

Role and key duties

Juvenile justice officers work in juvenile courts or young offender courts and manage the rehabilitation of under-age offenders.

Duties may include: implementing the rapeutic programs for juvenile offenders; participating in the development and implementation of short and long term treatment plans containing components for behaviour modification, victim and community restoration, education, life skills, and substance abuse education; primary responsibility for a designated number of cases; and responsibility andaccountability for the security of juvenile justice facility buildings, residents, staff and visitors.

Minimum qualification required

Completion of a Diploma of Youth Work, Diploma of Community Welfare Work, Diploma of Statutory Child Protection and/or Advanced Diploma of Community Services Work.

Recommended qualification

Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Arts or Business.



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Prison and corrective service
Victoria operates 13 prisons (11 public prisons and two privately operated) and a number of community correctional facilities across the state. Careers in this area are concerned with the rehabilitation of offenders, prison and facilities security and the protection of the community.


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