About us

 

SUPPORTING INDIVIDUAL YOUNG PEOPLE

YAC offers free legal services, youth support and family support assistance and services to young people generally 10 to 18 years (inclusive) particularly those who are involved in, or are at risk of involvement in, the youth justice and/or the child protection systems, and/or are homeless or at risk of homelessness and live in or around the greater Brisbane region. We provide more limited support to those under 10 and over 18 years of age; and to young people outside of Brisbane via telephone, website and publications.

YAC can assist young people with:

  • legal hassles – including being charged with breaking the law or child protection issues.
  • info about legal issues 
  • problems at home or school
  • family relationships
  • lack of accommodation and/or income
  • being the victim of a crime (including abuse)
  • discrimination issues
  • general hassles

All YAC’s services are:

  • Voluntary– YAC only works with a young person if they want to work with YAC staff
  • Confidential – no contact is made with anyone (eg families, teachers, police, other adults) and no information about the young person is passed on to anyone else without the young person’s permission (unless there is a serious risk of significant and immediate harm to the young person or someone else)

YAC also helps to link young people up with other services in the community that can assist them where appropriate.

Click on Our Services for more info and Contact us to arrange to see a YAC worker and Getting to YAC for info about where YAC is and how to get here.

SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE GENERALLY

As well as advocating in individual cases, YAC also supports the development of  social and legal systems that are more responsive and appropriate to the needs of children and young people and which take account of their developmental and situational issues and Australia’s international obligations. To that end, YAC contributes to public debate on these issues as appropriate.

Click on the links below for a copy of YAC’s – 

If you want to know more Contact us !