Our stories

Transforming lives with education

Every day, Margaret sees first hand the power of education in transforming the lives of young people in Cleveland Youth Detention Centre.

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.

Two women holding books inside the youth detention centre

Improving literacy - improving lives

When young offenders arrive at a youth detention centre, many struggle to read and write. But our youth justice workers are trying to change that.

Group of young people around a vehicle

Transitioning to a brighter future with T2S

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

Art project helps young person return to school

A young person subject to a conditional bail program has designed and painted a mural at the Emerald PCYC.

Australian-first youth detention initiative launches in Queensland

A new initiative has seen speech pathologists providing direct services to at-risk young people in Queensland detention centres.

Youth Justice staff member designs Cowboys Indigenous jersey

Beau Pennefather Motlop's jersey design selected from a record number of entries.

Young people snag a great opportunity

Young people participating in the Western Districts' T2S program built a BBQ trailer to give back to their community, learning important skills in the process.

Styling from the Inside out

Eight young women on the Sunshine Coast have learned how to create a brighter future for themselves through the 'Styling from the Inside Out' program.