NT Youth Detention Royal Commission

The Royal Commission and Board of Inquiry in the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory (NT), triggered by revelations of intense mistreatment at the Don Dale Youth Justice facility in Darwin, examined conditions for incarcerated children in the NT. It found that that youth detention centres in the NT were not fit for accommodating children. Chapter 35 covers what it describes as “the crossover of care and detention”, and included a range of recommendations aimed at addressing the connection between out-of-home care and the criminal justice system.