Youth Advocacy & Policy Reform

YAC has been advocating for change regarding youth justice issues for over 40 years.

YAC engages in discussions on issues affecting young people, and provides expert opinions and experiences of young people to Government and the community in order to bring about positive change.

Our research and policy work are informed by our casework, and by young people’s experiences, and we actively encourage young people to provide feedback on the services and systems that affect them to help inform this work.

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Our publications:

Other resources:

For a detailed overview of the failings of the Queensland youth justice system: JRI - Queensland State of Incarceration

For an overview of alternatives to incarceration in Queensland: JRI - Alternatives to Incarceration for Queensland


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How you can help:

We believe it is our responsibility as a community to come together to support vulnerable children and young people.

You can help our mission by:

  • Following us on social media or join our mailing list to engage with the latest news and events
  • Making a donation
  • Sharing our cause with your friends or family
  • Joining us at rallies and other events

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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