New service to reform young crims across Darling Downs
THE Queensland Government wants to hear from organisations to run a new program to stop young criminals from re-offending.
The Youth Offender Support Service will be rolled out in 2018, with the aim of addressing the problems that cause young people to enter the justice system.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women said the program would be split into three sites across southern Queensland, covering 13 major towns.
"Youth Justice is investing in the Southern Queensland region to provide further offender based programs and services to address the underlying causes of offending for young people in that area," she said.
"Ultimately, the service provider will engage and develop relationships with young people and their families to connect them with appropriate services in the area.
"Youth Justice is seeking a provider who can provide services which will support young people to address their current needs and reduce their future offending behaviour.
"The organisation will have experience and a good performance record."
The towns covered include Charleville, Cunnamulla, St George, Dalby, Chinchilla, Tara, Miles, Warwick, Goondiwindi, Toomelah, Boggabilla, Stanthorpe and Allora.
The current tender is worth $130,000 a year for each site.
For more information, check out the QTender website.