Getting the Balance Right:
What are we building?
Ian Lanyon
Director, Secure Services, DHS, Vic, Australia
Simon Brown-Gre...
Overview
• Context and background
• Creating the right environment to support
security and rehabilitation
• Building with ...
Youth Justice in Victoria
• Youth Justice Custodial Services –
responsible for the operation and
management of youth justi...
External Reviews
• In 2010, YJCS was the subject of 2 significant
external reviews:
• Comrie Review
• Ombudsman Victoria

...
Innovative Approaches to Client Care
• Trauma informed model
• Focus on promoting positive behaviours
• Strong educational...
Balancing Priorities:
Meeting the challenge of youth correctional facilities
Creating the Right Environment

How can we maintain the right balance?
What is the right environment?
Building with the End in Mind

What are we trying to build?
Deliberate Design: Driven by outcomes
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•

Flow
Connectivity
Aesthetic value
Professionalism
Pride
Ownership
Successful Design Initiatives @ YJCS
• Significant upgrades for both client and staff
facilities
• Adaptation the existing...
…..and the verdict’s in!
2010 “Before”

2012 “After”

Source: Annual Report 2012, Victorian Ombudsman
A Final Thought about Planning &
Design in Youth Justice Custodial
Settings……
Ian Lanyon
Director
Secure Services
Department of Human Services,
Victoria, Australia
e. ian.lanyon@dhs.vic.gov.au
a. 900 ...
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Simon Brown Greaves & Ian Lanyon - Getting the Balance Right for Young Offender Management and Rehabilitation

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Simon Brown Greaves, Director & Psychologist, FBG Group and Ian Lanyon, Director: Youth Justice Custodial Services, Department of Human Services, Victoria delivered this presentation at the 5th Prison Planning, Design, Construction and Maintenance conference. This conference follows the production of existing, developing and future correctional facilities across Australia.

For more information, go to http://www.informa.com.au/prisonplanning2013

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Simon Brown Greaves & Ian Lanyon - Getting the Balance Right for Young Offender Management and Rehabilitation

  1. 1. Getting the Balance Right: What are we building? Ian Lanyon Director, Secure Services, DHS, Vic, Australia Simon Brown-Greaves Director - Psychologist, FBG Group, Australia 1
  2. 2. Overview • Context and background • Creating the right environment to support security and rehabilitation • Building with the end in mind • Key design initiatives at YJCS
  3. 3. Youth Justice in Victoria • Youth Justice Custodial Services – responsible for the operation and management of youth justice centres: • Parkville Youth Residential Centre • Melbourne Youth Justice Centre • Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre 3
  4. 4. External Reviews • In 2010, YJCS was the subject of 2 significant external reviews: • Comrie Review • Ombudsman Victoria • Resulted in 130 recommendations
  5. 5. Innovative Approaches to Client Care • Trauma informed model • Focus on promoting positive behaviours • Strong educational focus ‘Parkville College’
  6. 6. Balancing Priorities: Meeting the challenge of youth correctional facilities
  7. 7. Creating the Right Environment How can we maintain the right balance? What is the right environment?
  8. 8. Building with the End in Mind What are we trying to build?
  9. 9. Deliberate Design: Driven by outcomes • • • • • • Flow Connectivity Aesthetic value Professionalism Pride Ownership
  10. 10. Successful Design Initiatives @ YJCS • Significant upgrades for both client and staff facilities • Adaptation the existing infrastructure in the absence of purpose-built facilities • Leveraging CCTV and technology to create a learning environment • The new Admissions building - enabling consistency in security practices • Parkville College – creating ownership and pride in clients • The importance of a sustained focus on maintenance – an ongoing shared commitment
  11. 11. …..and the verdict’s in! 2010 “Before” 2012 “After” Source: Annual Report 2012, Victorian Ombudsman
  12. 12. A Final Thought about Planning & Design in Youth Justice Custodial Settings……
  13. 13. Ian Lanyon Director Secure Services Department of Human Services, Victoria, Australia e. ian.lanyon@dhs.vic.gov.au a. 900 Park Street, Parkville, 3052 w. www.dhs.vic.gov.au Simon Brown-Greaves Director FBG Group t. 03 9600 0067 e. sbg@fbggroup.com.au a. Level 1, 620 Bourke Street, Melbourne, 3000 w. www.fbggroup.com.au

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