Case Study 30: Youth detention centres, Victoria
The Royal Commission held a public hearing in Melbourne from Monday 17 to Friday 28 August 2015.
The public hearing inquired into the experiences of former child residents at Turana Youth Training Centre, Winlaton Youth Training Centre and Baltara Reception Centre between the 1960s and early 1990s.
The scope and purpose of the public hearing was to inquire into:
- The experiences of former child residents at Turana Youth Training Centre (Turana), Winlaton Youth Training Centre (Winlaton) and Baltara Reception Centre (Baltara) between the 1960s and early 1990s.
- The responses of Turana, Winlaton and Baltara and their staff members to child sexual abuse of former child residents of Turana, Winlaton and Baltara between the 1960s and early 1990s.
- The past and current policies and procedures of the:
- Victoria Police; and
- Department of Health and Human Services Victoria (and its relevant predecessors)
in relation to children and young people in youth training, reception and youth justice centres in the State of Victoria.
- Any related matters.