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Drug and Alcohol Youth Service (DAYS) - Youth Detention

Alcohol & other drugs

East Perth, 6004

Mission Australia's Drug and Alcohol Youth Service (DAYS) provides three Court Diversion Programs: The Youth Detention program; Cannabis Intervention Sessions & Young Person Opportunity Program. The Youth Detention counsellor program provides individual counselling, case management and referrals to young people between 12-18 years in Banksia Hill Detention Centre plus assessment and care-plan support for the wider DAYS (Drug and Alcohol Youth Service) case-management program.

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129 Hill Street East Perth WA 6004
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Opening hours

Monday to Friday 0830-1630

Mission Australia's Drug and Alcohol Youth Service (DAYS) provide young people and their families’ access to a comprehensive range of free and confidential alcohol and other drug services.

Based in East Perth, DAYS clients have access to a range of different treatment services.

These programs include:

  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Case management
  • Individual counselling
  • Medical assessment and review
  • Clinical Psychology services
  • Group programs
  • Mentoring and outreach
  • Opiate and alcohol pharmacotherapy
  • Parent and family counselling
  • Alternate therapies (including music, art and reiki)
  • Aboriginal mentoring

Youth Withdrawal and Respite Program is a residential program which offers 24 hour supervised care for young people requiring a low medical withdrawal. Young people can stay for up to three weeks.

Residential Rehabilitation aims to provide young people with a friendly, supportive and structured environment to complete a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. Its focus is to provide both physical and emotional safety while they engage in treatment to transition back into the community. This is a three month program and residents are required to pay rent during their stay.

Transitional Program provides support to young people engaging at DAYS residential programs to transition into supported accommodation in the community.

Court Diversion: DAYS runs a number of court diversion programs including the Young Persons Opportunity Program and the Cannabis Intervention Program. DAYS has a Detention Counsellor who works at Banksia Hill detention centre to provide young people with pre-release alcohol and other drug counselling.

DAYS aims to empower young people affected by alcohol and drugs to improve their health and wellbeing.

Who we assist

This program provides individual counselling sessions to young people incarcerated due to offending behaviours relating to the influence of drugs and alcohol. Young people within this program age between 12-18 and come from a variety of backgrounds.

Eligibility criteria

We assist young people in detention between 12-18 years old with offending behaviours relating to substance use.

Referral process

We accept referrals from several departments within the corrective services including Banksia Hill Case Planning, Youth Justice and the Court Assessment Treatment Service (CATS).

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