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Extend the therapeutic treatment order system to young people aged 15-17 years

Recommendation:
034
Status:
Implemented

Who is leading the change

  • Department of Justice and Community Safety

The Victorian Government amend the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 (Vic) to extend the therapeutic treatment order regime to young people aged 15 to 17 years, so that the Children's Court of Victoria can order attendance at appropriate programs.

  • Amendments to the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 to extend the therapeutic treatment order regime to young people aged 15 to 17 years (inclusive) were included in the Justice Legislation Amendment (Family Violence Protection and Other Matters) Act 2018, which received Royal Assent on 14 August 2018.

    The Department of Health and Human Services, together with Family Safety Victoria, continues to lead the program development required to support the operation of the legislative framework developed by the Department of Justice and Community Safety.

  • The amendments to the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 commenced on 29 March 2019.

  • Implemented.

Reviewed 17 May 2020

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