Co-designing systemic solutions to youth justice by including youth and community voices in strategies for prevention and rehabilitation

3 – 6 September 2024 | Pullman, Brisbane

Event overview

Third Sector’s 2nd National Youth Justice Forum emerges as a pivotal platform to address this crisis, evaluating the root causes of youth crime and crafting community-led diversion and early-intervention strategies. With Indigenous and youth perspectives at its core, the Forum aims to co-create systemic change, addressing intergenerational trauma and enhancing holistic prevention services while combating recidivism through social reinvestment initiatives. The event fosters cross-sector dialogue and empowers grassroots and Indigenous organisations through capacity-building endeavours. Ultimately, the National Youth Justice Forum’s mission is to safeguard young people’s futures by diverting them from the justice system and breaking the cycle of reoffending.

Attend this Forum and learn how to:

Include Indigenous and community voices to co-design solutions for systemic change

Tackle the youth detention crisis by confronting the impacts of intergenerational trauma on families and communities

Develop prevention and early intervention strategies through community led diversion and reinvestment

Deliver wrap-around and holistic support services designed to address First Nations youth crime and recidivism

Implement integrated approaches and collaborative efforts across the child protection and youth justice systems

Improve grant application and reporting skills for increased revenue by exploring various funding models

Key speakers

Meena Singh
Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People
Commission for Aboriginal Children and Young People (VIC)
Shona Reid
Shona Reid
Guardian for the Children and Young People South Australia
Suzanne Naden
Suzanne Naden
Chief Executive Officer
Bungree Aboriginal Association
Aunty Rose Malone
Aunty Rose Malone
Chief Executive Officer
Darumbal Community and Youth Service
Andrew Massingham
Andrew Massingham
A/ |Commissioner Youth Crime Taskforce
Queensland Police
Her Honour Justice Jacoba Brasch
Her Honour Justice Jacoba Brasch
Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia
John Lawrence
John Lawrence SC
James Muirhead Chambers
Dr Mindy Sotiri
Executive Director
Justice Reform Initiative

Who Should Attend

Those responsible for designing and delivering Youth Justice policies, programmes and services from:

Job Titles:


Youth Justice and Detention centres

Courts – state + federal

Justice Health / Forensic Mental Health Police – State

Aboriginal (and non-Aboriginal) Community Organisations

Our Partners

Supporting Partners