Correct Care moves into the Victorian youth justice sector

Correct Care will begin delivering healthcare services to Victoria’s two youth justice precincts in 2019. From 1 February, Correct Care will take over healthcare operations in the Malmsbury and Parkville Youth Justice Precincts. Located in the town of Malmsbury, approximately 100 kilometres north of Melbourne, Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct comprises two youth justice centres accommodating young males aged 15–21 years who have been remanded or sentenced to a youth justice centre.

Parkville Youth Justice Precinct, which is located in the inner northern Melbourne suburb of Parkville, also comprises two youth justice centres. The Parkville precinct accommodates young males aged 10–18 and young females aged 10-21 who have been remanded or sentenced to a youth justice centre.

In both precincts, Correct Care’s multidisciplinary team will deliver a range of clinical services including:

  • primary medical and nursing services (general and mental health)
  • dental and allied health services
  • radiology and pathology referrals
  • medication management, including pharmacotherapy
  • health promotion, chronic disease management and immunisation and screening.

Correct Care is committed to providing high quality healthcare with compassion, confidentiality and respect to the young people in our care. The model of care at both precincts will focus on:

  • planned and proactive care to keep young people as well as possible
  • empowering, systematic and coordinated care that includes regular screening, support for self-management and assistance to make lifestyle and behaviour changes
  • collaborative and integrated care delivered by a multidisciplinary range of health professionals
  • health promotion and education to help improve health literacy.