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The Aboriginal youth health access program was a trial program run by the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network in March 2010. The trial was run in Frank Baxter JJC and Kariong Juvenile Detention Centres in New South Wales. The program was aimed at developing the health knowledge of male Aboriginal patients aged 16-21 years, and encouraged health seeking behaviour in custody and in the community.
The program focused on raising the awareness of Aboriginal young people about community health services, including community mental health and related support services. The program used a holistic model combining four areas of health:
Abstract adapted from Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network and Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health