CHARGES OVER PARKVILLE YOUTH JUSTICE 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 our OHS 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 Act by failing to provide and maintain a safe system of work to reduce the risk of occupational violence and aggression (OVA) during evening lockdown.

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

Check out Violence at Work for information on preventing exposure to OVA.

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