Investing in the safety, wellbeing and rehabilitation of young people

We are committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of young people in Queensland youth detention centres.

The Queensland Government has accepted the recommendations from the Independent review into youth detention, and will implement them within the youth justice system.

We have committed $6.2 million to implement the recommendations from the Review. This includes 53 new permanent positions to help young people.

Work is underway to implement the recommendations. The issues raised in some recommendations have already been addressed.

We have sorted the recommendations into 9 work groups, including:

  • cultural services and support
  • program delivery and evaluation
  • positive behaviour management and incident prevention
  • mental health and therapeutic supports
  • incident footage and investigation
  • oversight
  • justice reinvestment
  • transfer of 17-year-olds
  • Queensland Corrective Services.

Our youth detention services will be delivered consistently and in line with our philosophy of youth detention services.

We are investing our time and resources to ensure that youth detention centres are well placed to deliver improved outcomes for young people.