The State Government is supporting young people in contact with the Youth Justice system in Mount Isa, with new funding to roll out the Transition 2 Success (T2S) program in the region.
Minister for Youth Di Farmer announced more than $200,000 in funding locally for the program, which aims to reduce reoffending by re-engaging young people with education and training.
“T2S is a home-grown program that has shown real success in reducing the offending of young people,” she said.
“So far, more than 400 young people have graduated through T2S and more than 95 per cent of them have gone on to achieve employment or further education.
“Importantly, almost 6 out of every 10 participants who have offended before doing a T2S program don’t reoffend within six months of participating in a program.
“T2S is a program which works, which is why we are investing more than $207,000 a year on both the Gold Coast and in Mount Isa to establish local T2S programs, to give young people in those locations the opportunity to experience that success.”
Ms Farmer said there would be two to three programs per year in each location, with places for up to 12 young people per program.
For more information on the program visit https://www.csyw.qld.gov.au/youth-justice/transition-2-success-program