Save the Children

Transition from Detention

Transition from Detention is a voluntary mentoring program based on a through-care model where youth workers visit Ashley Youth Detention Centre to meet and build relationships with young people (12–18 years) prior to their release into the community. Once released, recreational activities are used to develop trust and to connect young people with nature, their community and their culture. Youth Workers offer support to enable young people to access education, training and employment.

What the service can help with

Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
Employment, transition, mentoring, training
Reducing offending behaviours
Social and emotional development
Violent behaviour

How the service is delivered

Coordination of Services
Information, Advice and Education
Support Services

Services are available for

Accompanied Children
Parents and Carers

Age eligibility for children

10 - 18

To access the service, clients

Must have spent time at Ashley Youth Detention Centre

Cost of service


Is a referral required?

Ashley Youth Detention Centre make referrals to Save the Children staff while clients are still in detention.

How do clients access the service?

Home visits can be provided

Regions covered


Focus Domains






Being loved and safe

Having material basics

Being healthy