Youth Justice Info Presentation (for young people)



4.30pm – 5.30pm AEST (4pm – 5pm NT)

Tuesday 6 June 

Join via this Zoom Link (no need to register)

Password: napcan


As you may be aware, the National Children’s Commissioner is currently calling for submissions on Youth Justice and Child Wellbeing Reform (closing on 18 June).

To support our submission, the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) Youth Speak Out (NYSO) has organised an informal briefing session to learn more about the issues and ask questions of experts including from: 

  • Justice Reform Initiative
  • PeakCare Qld 
  • Youth Advocacy Centre Qld 

In particular, we will be discussing the following questions: 

  • What factors contribute to children’s and young people’s involvement in youth justice systems in Australia?  
  • What needs to be changed so that youth justice and related systems protect the rights and well-being of children and young people? 
  • Do you know of reforms that show evidence of positive outcomes, either in Australia or internationally? 
  • Are there benefits in taking a national approach to youth justice and child wellbeing reform in Australia? If so, what are the next steps?
  • Do you have any personal experience of what works and doesn’t work?  

We’re excited to be able to open the info session up to other young people in your networks, especially members of youth advisory councils. We see this as an opportunity to connect with other groups of young people on an important topic and to support each other’s ongoing work. 

While the session will be designed for young people – and they’ll be given priority for questions and comments – other staff members from your organisations are also welcome to attend. Similarly, you don’t have to be involved in preparing a submission to join us. 

Hope to see you there!

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