YBASS

 

 

YAC’s  Youth Bail Accommodation Support Service, generally referred to as YBASS provides an independent bail support service to young people from Gympie to the Gold Coast. 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

Target Group:

  1. Young people who are presently remanded in custody due to insufficient placement stability
  2. 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.

Contact us

Email:            admin@ybass.org.au

 Phone:          0488 099 237    or      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.

YBASS Referral Form

  • Referral Information

  • Young person's details

  • (significant family members’ names, addresses and contact telephone numbers)
  • Placement Information

  • (if in custody, please provide information on placement prior to remand)
  • (please provide details)
  • eg locating accommodation; financial support (provide details); provision of counselling services
  • Legal Information

  • (if known)
  • (name, firm, contact details)
  • Other Involvment

  • (please provide details)
  • (please provide details)
  • (please provide details)
  • Risk Factors

PLEASE NOTE: YBASS WILL CEASE OPERATING AT THE END OF 2017 AS IT IS NOT TO BE REFUNDED: YOUR FEEDBACK ON THE VALUE OF THE YBASS PROGRAM AND HOW IT HAS ASSISTED YOUNG PEOPLE WOULD BE APPRECIATED.