Youth Justice Mentoring

About the program

Youth Justice Mentoring is a program funded by the State Government to provide personalised and one-on-one support to young people aged 10 to 17 who have become involved with the justice system and living in the south-west metropolitan corridor.
All program participants have been referred by the Department of Youth Justice to improve an individual’s life and development through a mentoring framework.

Mentors focus on supporting young people with life skills, health and wellbeing, and personal development, including:
  • Effective communication
  • Conflict resolution and interpersonal skills
  • Accessing community sport, health and wellness programs
  • Budgeting
  • Learning how to drive
  • Navigating government departments and attending appointments
  • Problem-solving and decision-making

Culturally appropriate support

Youth Justice Mentors actively work to support and empower young people in the program. Staff continually develop their cultural competence in order to provide a culturally secure and safe service for young people from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds
The mentor works closely with an Aboriginal Cultural Advisor to ensure the support is culturally appropriate and that young people experience their culture being acknowledged and celebrated.


 More information and contact

For more information about support services for young people, please contact Cockburn Youth Services by email or by phoning 08 9411 3888.

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City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
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We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past and present.