1976: House of Concord

Originally funded primarily by the Department of Human Resources, funding for this residential attendance program was transferred to the Corrections Branch in 1976, and was operated by the Salvation Army. The House of Concord was a residence for 50 boys aged 15 to 19. Intended for boys displaying anti-social behaviour, it provided a structured residential experience. The minimum stay was usually four and a half months, with an average stay of six to seven months. Educational, vocational, life skills, and employment experience were provided. A full-time probation officer staffed the program. One of those probation officers, Gordon Hogg, later became the Minister for Children and Family Development and was the Minister responsible for youth justice programs.