Offending by young people has been an increasing community concern over recent years. Youth offending can stem from a range of complex social problems such as family dysfunction, poor educational outcomes, unemployment, and substance abuse.

In 2022–23, the Queensland Government committed $78.8 million over 4 years to continue youth justice reforms. This includes strategies to reduce youth offending and keeping the community safe.

Audit Objective

The objective of this audit is to assess whether youth justice strategies and programs are effective in reducing crime by serious repeat offenders and improving community safety.

Who we might audit
  • Department of Youth Justice
  • Queensland Police Service
  • Department of Justice and Attorney-General.
Area of focus
Healthy and safe Queenslanders
Parliamentary Committee
Education, Employment, Training and Skills Committee
To be tabled
Anticipated tabling: Apr–Jun 2024