Criminal offending by young people can stem from a range of complex social problems such as family dysfunction, poor educational outcomes, unemployment, and substance abuse. Addressing the root causes of offending can help young people better connect with their communities and reduce the risk of them committing future crimes.

The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women is responsible for youth justice. It and the Queensland Police Service have a range of programs and initiatives intended to divert young offenders from the justice system and help them to avoid the risk of reoffending.

Audit Objective

This audit will examine the effectiveness of youth justice diversion and rehabilitation initiatives in helping young people better connect with the community and reduce the risk of them reoffending.

Who we might audit
  • Queensland Police Service
  • Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women
  • Department of Justice and Attorney-General.
Parliamentary Committee
Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee
Audit status
Planned
Anticipated tabling: to be advised