On Tuesday 11th December, the Queensland Government released its Working Together Changing the Story Youth Justice Strategy 2019-2023. The strategy is a response to the government-commissioned independent review of youth justice – Report on Youth Justice – delivered by Mr Bob Atkinson AO APM in June 2018 and the recent report on youth development and youth crime in Townsville by Major General (retired) Stuart Smith, and aligns with the Queensland Government’s Our Future State commitments to reduce youth offending and reduce crime victimisation.

Click here to read PeakCare’s summary of key aspects of the strategy and our initial identification of matters that may require focussed attention during the development of a detailed action plan to support the strategy’s implementation.