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Youth Justice Community Partnership funding

Youth Justice is working to improve community safety and reduce reoffending by young people who have been involved with the youth justice system. During 2016-17 we implemented new practices, new partnerships and new ways of working. New services across Queensland commenced in July 2017, with Youth Justice to deliver community-based interventions to young offenders or young people at high risk of offending.

Recommissioning Outcomes

Youth Justice has entered into contracts with new providers in the following locations:

  • Cairns – Youth Empowerment Towards Independence (YETI)
  • Doomadgee – Save the Children
  • Mornington Island – Save the Children
  • Mount Isa – North West Queensland Indigenous Catholic Social Services (NWQICSS)
  • Atherton – Mission Australia
  • Palm Island – Ferdy’s Youth Haven
  • Cherbourg – Mercy Community Services.

Townsville services

New services have also been implemented in Townsville as part of the Community Youth Response.

The After Hours Diversionary Service

This service is delivered by the Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service (TAIHS). The aim of this service is the provision of a late night drop-in service that is an inviting and safe space for young people at risk of offending to access after-hours.

YINDA Mentoring Program

This service is auspiced by Queensland Youth Services and provides on-country experiences, intensive mentoring support and immersion in cultural activities


This service is a joint education initiative between the Townsville Flexible Learning Centre and the Townville Youth Justice Service Centre.  The program targets young people subject to youth justice orders and focuses on young people with high and very high support needs, who are exiting detention, have low literacy skills and who could not maintain alternative educational programs in the community. Youth Justice funds a teacher at the program.

Current services

Youth Justice has provided the following funded services extensions to current contracts:

  • Mater Family Youth Counselling Service – funded to 30 June 2018
  • Griffith Youth Forensic Service – funded to 30 June 2018
  • Youth Bail Accommodation Support Service, YAC – funded to 30 June 2018
  • Sittella Street Program, Inala Youth Service – funded to 30 June 2018
  • Family and Youth Support Service, The Base - funded to 30 June 2018
  • The Breakout Program, NWAICA - funded to 30 June 2018.

Tenders for Community Partnerships services

Tenders for further Youth Justice Community Partnership funding for south-east Queensland will be advertised on the QTender website.

If you are interested in receiving information about future funding opportunities, the Department of Justice and Attorney General, Youth Justice advertise community partnership funding on QTenders.

Organisations can register on QTenders under the category ‘Politics and Civic Affairs Services’.

If your organisation is already registered on QTenders, but not in this category, you should set up a search profile under Manage My Subscriptions for tenders released under the Mega Category: Social Services.

Last reviewed
6 December 2017
Last updated
6 December 2017
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