Papers and submissions

Click to download a copy of YAC’s papers and submissions:

Submission YJ (17 yr olds) Bill 2016

Submission on a Human Rights Act for Qld  (April 2016)

Submission re Human Rights Act_Appendix 1

Submission re Human Rights Act_Appendix 2

Inquiry on strategies to prevent and reduce criminal activity (July 2014)

Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 (Feb 2014)

Education Discipline in Schools (Sept 2013)

Response to Safer Streets Discussion Paper (June 2013) 

Justice Reinvestment  (March 2013)

Youth Justice (Boot Camp Orders) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 (Nov 2012)

Child Protection Inquiry Submission  (Oct 2012


 Youth Justice “Pocket Stats”

Youth justice pocket stats 2014-15              Youth justice pocket stats 2015-16           2013-14 Youth Justice Pocket Stats



The Youth Advocacy Centre together with QAILS presented a free public forum on Wednesday 29 May 2013 called Youth Justice_ A balanced approach.  Thank you to everyone who came and supported this event.

Please click the links attached below to view:

  • the papers and powerpoints from the Forum held on Wednesday 29 May 2013
  • two fact sheets on youth offending and addressing youth offending
  • YAC’s response to the review of youth justice
  • video from Harvard University – Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change

KR paper: What makes juveniles different from adult offenders?

AS presentation: What we know about youth offending and youth offenders?

EH Youth Justice Forum_290513: The young person’s brain

DW presentation: The youth justice system in Queensland

BS Youth Justice presentation: How are human rights relevant to youth justice and the criminal justice system in Queensland?

FINAL – Busting the myths – the facts about addressing youth offending – Part 1

FINAL – Busting the myths – the facts about addressing youth offending

YAC response_Safer Streets Final draft

YAC_ YJ review_Specific issues_short

Center for Child Development, Harvard University:   Building adult capabilities to improve child outcomes: a theory of change