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Care Court Cavan: Youth Justice Part 1
Episode 328th May 2020 • Straight Up • GOM Central
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Care Court Cavan

In this two-part series, we talk to young people who have gone from being in care to being in the Adelaide Youth Training Centre (also known as Cavan). They tell us their about how they ended up inside, and what it’s like there. We also talk to Magistrate Philip Broderick, who has worked in the youth courts, and Mary Wellington, who works with residents of Yatala Labour Prison who were in care as children.

If you’ve been in Cavan and you need a place to live, there is a housing program available. Check your eligibility here.

Centrecare also offers a program for Aboriginal young people at risk of entering the youth justice system. Check it out here.

Special thanks to Mary Wellington, Michael Broderick and to the young people who have shared their stories.

This is a podcast created for young people with experiences of living in state care. It’s part of the GOM Central Project, created with a group of young care leavers and based on their expertise of the system.

GOM Central is part of Relationship Australia South Australia’s Post Care Support Services, which helps young people from care backgrounds with stuff like grant and housing applications, referrals, counselling, and accessing government records. Call Post Care Support Services on 1800 188 118 or visit

This podcast was created on Kaurna and Peramangk Country. We wish to acknowledge the Kaurna and Peramangk peoples, and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians; their spiritual, physical, emotional, mental and economic connection to the Land and Seas. We acknowledge the original custodians of Australia and in doing so understand that their inherent Cultural and Spiritual beliefs continue to sustain the living People of each region.

GOM Central is funded by the Department of Child Protection and delivered by Relationships Australia South Australia. Straight Up is produced by Narrative Marketing.



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