In the wake of the recommendations of the Atkinson Report into Youth Justice in Queensland the Government is seeking community feedback.
The broad community consultation will play a key role in the finalisation of a new the Youth Justice Strategy.
The key findings of the report were that the government should adopt a ‘Four Pillars’ approach:
1. Intervene early
2. Keep children out of court
3. Keep children out of custody
4. Reduce reoffending
These findings are supported by the two main principles: that public safety is paramount, and that community confidence is critical.
The Government says it needs Queenslanders to be part of the conversation that guides strategy for the future.
You can have your say via a short survey or by written feedback.
The survey questions are based around the ‘Four Pillars’ and recommendations from the report and should only take about 20 minutes.
Help shape a strategy that supports our young people to be the best they can be by visiting the Get Involved website here.
For young Queenslanders, give your feedback through the eHub here.