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Changing the sentence: overseeing Queensland’s youth justice reforms
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The Queensland government’s Working together changing the story: youth justice strategy 2019–23 has a strong focus on prevention, early intervention and collaboration to tackle the underlying causes of youth crime.
In June 2019, the Director-General of the Department of Youth Justice asked the Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) to help monitor initiatives linked to recent youth justice reforms and to examine options for future investments. This report is the outcome of that request.
This report found that if the long-term goal of reducing youth crime is to be achieved, investment should focus on:
- reducing the factors that may contribute to a young person committing crime (prevention and early intervention); and
- specialised services for the young people already in the formal system who are committing most of the crime.