YAC’s Youth Bail Accommodation Support Service, generally referred to as YBASS provides an independent bail support service to young people in the Brisbane City, Greater Brisbane, Moreton and the Sunshine Coast regions. It seeks to prevent young people spending time in custody pending their court matters being resolved only because of a lack of somewhere to live, by finding, and supporting them in, safe and appropriate accommodation.
The majority of YBASS referrals come from statutory youth justice services as well as legal representatives (including YAC’s lawyers).
YBASS aims to:
- Facilitate culturally appropriate placements and intervention for young people on bail
- Provide courts with a legitimate supported accommodation option to remanding young people in custody
- Young people who are presently remanded in custody due to insufficient placement stability
- Young people who are on bail but at risk of being remanded in custody due to insufficient placement stability
As with all YAC services, YBASS is a free, confidential and voluntary program.
Unit 4/162 Petrie Terrace (Cnr Pratten Street), Petrie Terrace Q 4000
Ned: 0488 099 237
Maria: 0414 476 745
Make a referral
Please use the Referral Form below (please ensure you put your email address in the ‘Referred By’ box).
As participation on the YBASS program is voluntary, it cannot be made a condition of bail. Please ensure you have the young person’s consent prior to completing referral form.