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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 9 Hansard (25 August) . . Page.. 3994..

Questions without notice taken on notice

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre

Ms BURCH (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Ms Hunter on Tuesday, 16 August 2011): Following Question Time yesterday, I advised the Assembly that at the last sittings Ms Hunter had asked me, as the Minister for Community Services, a question on the number of recommendations on the Bimberi Review that have been progressed. Further I advised I would table a summary of Recommendations that have already been actioned or completed by the Community Services Directorate for Member's information.

Attachment A

Human Rights Commission Report The ACT Youth Justice System: A Report to the ACT Legislative Assembly by the Human Rights Commission

Summary of Recommendations Already Actioned (completed or underway) by the Community Services Directorate Rec No. What the recommendation/s is about Comments 4.7


4.12 The development of shared statement of purpose for Bimberi and translating this into a practice framework Work commenced 4.13

4.17 A consultant to work with staff and management to improve the culture at Bimberi Work commenced 4.14

5.24 Introducing a performance management process and supervision training for managers Work commenced 5.1 Including qualifications in youth work for youth worker positions at Bimberi Completed 5.2 Training for Bimberi managers on psychometric testing Completed 5.4 Filling the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Liaison Position at Bimberi Work commenced 5.5 Continuing the over-recruit strategy at Bimberi Completed 5.8 Continuing Expressions of Interest for temporary positions in Community Youth Justice Completed 5.9 Reviewing the classification structure for youth workers at Bimberi Work commenced 5.10 Undertake a training assessment needs of Bimberi staff Work commenced 5.12




5.16 Development of an extended induction training program at Bimberi and working with local training providers and universities to scope opportunities for youth justice specific qualifications Work commenced 5.24


5.27 Improved support to staff at Bimberi including performance management, addressing work safety issues and improving communication between staff and management Work commenced 6.7

6.8 Review record keeping systems at Bimberi including the need for an electronic information database Work commenced

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