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Supervised Community Accommodation Townsville

Justice & corrections

The Supervised Community Accommodation Service (Gunala Murma meaning place of nurture) is a culturally safe, trauma informed, short term accommodation service for young people who are at risk of being remanded in custody. The service provides a secure an alternative, long term, safe and secure accommodation placement for the young person to complete their bail, supervised, or community order period. ?

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Who we assist

The target group for the Service is young females and males aged 14-17 years, who are at risk of remand due to unstable accommodation, who have been granted bail with the condition of residing at the residence. The service also caters for young people who are on supervised or community release orders. Referrals from Townsville watch house are also considered.

Eligibility criteria

There are no exclusionary criteria as long as the young people are deemed eligible, suitable and there is availability in the residence.
To be deemed eligible the young person must:
A. meet age and gender criteria
B. live in geographic area
C. agree to option and conditions of SCA and
D. be bailed to the SCA on a Conditional Bail Program and have no disqualifying bail conditions (e.g. association with another resident)

Referral process

All referrals will be assessed by Youth Justice for suitability of placement and eligibility of young person prior to Youth Justice advising the Courts that there is a place available at the SCA. Courts will consider the appropriateness of the SCA for the young person in question, including whether

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