The Adelaide Youth Training Centre – snapshot 2017-18

October 2, 2018

boy leaping in the airThe Adelaide Youth Training Centre  is housed on two campuses in Cavan, north of the Grand Junction Road.  One campus caters for female residents, younger male residents and young people in overnight remand and the other houses older male residents.

In 2017-18 there were 671 total admissions accounting for 329 individual young people of whom half or more were in remand awaiting trial.

On an average day in 2017-18  there were 44.31 young people residing in the Centre.  Of these:

  • 9.3 % were young women
  • 24.3% were under guardianship orders at the time they were admitted
  • 62.3% were of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent

This compares with highest daily occupancy (since the Magill and Cavan Centres were amalgamated) of 61.06 in 2012-13 and last year’s average daily occupancy of 49.07.

The age distribution of the young people at the time of admission was:

graph of ages at admission to AYTC 2017-18



2 Comments on “The Adelaide Youth Training Centre – snapshot 2017-18

  1. Hi Janet
    It has just come to our attention that the 76$ figure was an error, which we have now corrected. The actual number is 24.3% of average daily admissions which still makes young people in state care about 24 times more likely to end enter detention than a young person from the same age group in the general community.

  2. 76.0% on Guardianship Orders is a very alarming statistic indeed. Clearly we are not getting preventative interventions right for this cohort.

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