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The New Juvenile Justice Centre For NI

Secure by design, the new Centre is the most advanced facility of its kind in Europe. Opened in January 2007, the new Centre has enabled a step change in the care and development of young people in its care.  The Centre works collaboratively with its Agency partners and other stakeholders in reducing offending and building public confidence in the Criminal Justice System.

Woodlands has been designed to support positive interactions between staff and children within a safe and secure environment devoid of the expected features of a secure facility.  Staff are empowered to utilize their skills in enabling young people to develop and achieve within an integrated 24 hour curriculum. The wide range of services, accommodation and flexibility in responding to the needs of children have been built into the design and layout of the Centre from initial planning to final construction.   Modern electronic systems have been put in place to promote the safety of children in all areas of the Centre.  This building and the services provided within it will be the benchmark for future development of secure facilities for children for years to come.

Please browse these sample photographs which are a representative selection intended to give an impression of the overall design of the facility and the spaces contained within to optimise young people’s opportunity for outdoor activities.

Further Information is available from the Director.

Computer Image
Computer Image of
new Centre
House Unit
House Unit
two House Units
Two House Units
Education Facility
Education Facility

Landscaped Area
Landscaped Area