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Scales of justice with a pile of books

Changes to youth bail laws

New laws to strengthen and simplify the bail decision-making process for young offenders were passed by the Queensland Parliament on 17 June 2020.

Chris Morris

Going the distance

Language disorders often go undetected in kids in the youth justice system, impacting every aspect of their lives. Department of Youth Justice speech pathologist Chris Morris is working to change this.

Yarning circle in a bush setting.

Creating a place to connect to community and culture

The Karulbo Yarning Circle in Logan is a place for sharing, storytelling and healing. It is also a place where young people involved in the youth justice system can be supported to change their story.

A guide to our services across Queensland

Youth Justice is delivering a $332.5 million reform package, with many new programs and services coming online to keep communities safe and reduce crime. This guide gives a clearer picture of the work we are doing.

Transitioning to a brighter future with T2S

Joe is building on the skills he learned from the T2S program.

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.