Support vulnerable children and young people

Young people achieve their full potential through the community accepting collective responsibility for their importance, empowerment, rights, well-being and humanity.

The Youth Advocacy Centre provides a holistic program of youth services in South-East Queensland, including social, legal, bail, homelessness, and family support.

Help us support vulnerable children

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Children we work with are often victims of abuse or neglect and deserve an opportunity to turn a page in their life.

These young people need informational and emotional support to get their life back on track and achieve their goals.

This support can change their life forever.

Our charity gift Christmas Cards are now available.

Make a tax deductible donation and get a neat card to pass on to the recipient!

How your donation can make an immediate impact for a child.

Your donation will empower our youth workers to support young people through specialised services and financial support to achieve their goals.

$20 – Birthday cake

$30 - Essential groceries

$50 – Hygiene products 

$100 – Identification e.g. learners licence, passport 

$200 – Sporting club fees 

$250 – School uniforms 

$300 – School or training fees e.g. white card, forklift course, RSA, RSG, TAFE

$500 - Contribute to legal and youth support to help get their life back on track

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“The ongoing crisis in youth justice is a national systemic failure to protect children and young people.”

- Anne Hollonds,
National Children's Commissioner

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We are failing our children

The current youth justice system does not adequately support young people to get their lives back on track and prevent further offending, and in many cases exacerbates the issue through outdated punitive practices.

Young people need support and safety to get their lives back on track - not further trauma.

The current youth justice system is inhumane, ineffective, and inefficient.

YAC is acting now to support young people and fix the system

The Youth Advocacy Centre is supporting young people across South-East Queensland right now - but we need your help. Every contribution you make to YAC will assist in giving children the crucial support and care they need to flourish.

YAC is acting now to support young people and fix the system

The Youth Advocacy Centre is supporting young people across South-East Queensland right now - but we need your help. Every contribution you make to YAC will assist in giving children the crucial support and care they need to flourish.

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Our Philosophy

YAC seeks to provide an holistic response to the issues a young person is facing and, where appropriate, we use a multidisciplinary approach whereby YAC’s legal and social welfare staff work collaboratively to assist with the diverse needs of the young person.

Our Services

YAC seeks to provide an holistic response to the issues a young person is facing and, where appropriate, we use a multidisciplinary approach whereby YAC’s legal and social welfare staff work collaboratively to assist with the diverse needs of the young person.

Youth Advocacy

YAC advocates on behalf of and in support of young people on system and policy reforms in pursuit of justice and equality. We amplify young peoples voices to policy makers and the broader community.

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Contact YAC

Street address: Level 4, 16 Peel Street, South Brisbane Q 4101

Mailing address: Level 4, 16 Peel Street, South Brisbane Q 4101

Tel: (07) 3356 1002

Bussiness hours: 9am - 5pm, Mon - Fri

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