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Yetta Dhinnakkal Centre is a minimum security institution for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males, located 70 kilometres south of the Township of Brewarrina in north western New South Wales (NSW). It is a working farming property, maintained by inmates under officer supervision. It has a comprehensive education facility, with inmates receiving appropriate vocational training in the areas of aboriginal cultural sites, shearing, fencing, animal husbandry, back-hoe, skid steer, front end loader and forklift operators course, computers, literacy, numeracy and aboriginal art.
The Yetta Dhinnakkal Centre programs target first time young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders through culturally relevant intensive case management. Programs offered at the centre include anger management, domestic violence, alcohol and other drug counselling.
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Brewarrina (Yetta Dhinnakal) Centre
24 The Arthur Hall VC Way
Locked Bag 1
Brewarrina NSW 2839
Ph: (02) 6874 4717
Fax: (02) 6874 4721
Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network
PO Box 150
Matraville NSW 2036
Ph: (02) 9700 3000
Fax: (02) 9700 3744