Charges over youth justice worker assault

WorkSafe has charged the Department of Justice and Community Safety after a youth justice worker was assaulted at the Parkville Youth Justice Precinct in March 2023.


The department faces a single charge under section 21(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing, as far as reasonably practicable, to provide and maintain a safe working environment.

WorkSafe alleges the department breached section 21(2)(a) of the OHS Act by failing to provide and maintain a safe system of work to reduce the risk of occupational violence and aggression during evening lockdown.

The matter is listed for a mention hearing at Melbourne Magistrates' Court on 8 April 2024.