For Workers

If a young person is looking for legal information or you want to know what the law says about what a young person under 18 can and can’t do so you can give them this information, go to LEGAL INFO . This information can be printed out and given to young people – or other workers. Remember: you can only give them general legal information not advise them on their specific legal circumstances. If they need legal advice, you should help them to access a lawyer.

If you still can’t find what the you want to know – CONTACT US  and we can look to developing new materials which answer your question.

If there is a young person who needs legal advice or assistance


the young person needs to talk to someone about issues at home or school, being the victim of a crime or abuse; being homeless; having no money to live on; or being discriminated against because of your age – particularly if their situation is putting them at risk of involvement with the police and youth justice system – CONTACT US to speak to a worker at YAC and arrange a time for them to meet the young person.

It is best if you/the young person don’t just drop into the office because YAC workers are often out at court or visiting other young people and so may not be here when you come –but if you need to, we will do our best to help you.

YAC’s Legal Education Officer and Youth Support Advocate can provide legal information to young people in range of settings – formal and informal, small groups and larger groups.

In the second half of the year, they are often invited to schools to deliver the “Party talk” (aka “Sex ‘n Drugs ‘n Rock’n Roll”!) in preparation for Schoolies.

CONTACT US and ask to speak to the Community Legal Officer.

YAC has developed a training package for workers with young people which covers a range of situations which have legal consequences or implications for workers. This package is well tried and tested and is always well-received.  YAC’s Legal Education Officer and Youth Support Advocate have delivered this training around the State when funding has allowed, most recently in Cairns, Townsville and Mount Isa.

For more info: 

See Laying Down the Law  or  CONTACT US and ask to speak to the Community Legal Officer.

See also  Resources for workers


See the results of Youth Workers’ feedback on what they see as the most important topics for legal training for workers.