Youth Justice Advocacy
Commissioner’s Community Engagement – Youth Justice Advice
What is it?
To assist the Commissioner to hear and respond to the voices of young people involved with Youth Justice
The Commissioner is meeting people aged between 14-18 years who have had direct contact with the justice system. These young people will provide valuable advice to the Commissioner and other government authorities on issues affecting young people in the justice system. It will elevate the voices of young people in the decisions that affect them the most.
The group, facilitated by Australian Red Cross, will discuss topics related to the youth justice system, and other youth related policies and legislation including ways to improve the courts system, supervisions systems, detention and social inclusion in the community. Issues will be identified by the Commissioner and/or participants.
In addition to the advisory function, participants will be supported as part of a leadership development program. The program will develop the group’s capacity to advise appropriately by developing their leadership skills by working from a strengths-based approach, looking at their values, strengths and communication skills.