Youth Justice

Children and young people are fully entitled to respect for their human rights.

The Youth Justice Act 1992 took effect on 1 September 1993 as the Juvenile Justice Act 1992 . Major changes to the Act were made in 1996, 2002, 2010 and 2014. The Act provides a framework for dealing with young people in contact with the youth justice system.

Legal Aid Queensland has a dedicated youth legal advice hotline for young people to call and get legal advice and support from a lawyer. Call 1800 LAQ LAQ (1800 527 527). Find legal information for young people on its website.

YFS Legal specialises in criminal matters for young people in Logan. Find out more on its website. 

Youth Advocacy Centre provides legal services, youth support and family support assistance to young people aged 10 to 18 years and living in the greater Brisbane region. Find out more on its website.

Listed below are a range of research that provide additional information on youth justice.