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Announcements and initiatives

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New youth justice laws have commenced

Find out how these laws will help us change the story for young people in the youth justice system.

Youth Justice Strategy Action Plan

On 25 July, we released the Youth Justice Strategy Action Plan 2019-2021. This plan sets out the practical actions we will take over the next 2 years to continue youth justice system reforms. 

Youth Justice reforms

In April 2019, the second stage of reforms were announced including investment of $332.5 million in the youth justice system.

Australian-first youth detention initiative in Queensland

In what's believed to be an Australian first, youth justice speech and language pathologists are providing direct services to at-risk young people from within Queensland youth detention centres.