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Youth Advocacy Centre - YAC

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YAC provides  legal services, youth support and family support assistance and services to young people generally aged 10 to 18 years (inclusive) who live in or around the greater Brisbane region, particularly those who are involved in, or are at risk of involvement in, the youth justice and/or the child protection systems; and/or are homeless or at risk of homelessness (up to 25).

We provide more limited support to those under 10 and over 18 years of age; and to young people outside of Brisbane via telephone, website and publications.

YAC can help young people with things like:

  • legal hassles – including being charged with breaking the law or child protection issues
  • support while on bail
  • problems at home or school
  • family relationships
  • lack of accommodation and/or income
  • being the victim of a crime (including abuse)
  • discrimination issues.

If you aren’t sure if YAC can help with a problem – call anyway! YAC can help link young people up with other services in the community to assist them if YAC can’t.

All YAC’s services are:

  • Free – YAC is funded to provide these services
  • Voluntary – YAC only works with a young person if they want to work with YAC staff
  • Confidential – no contact is made with anyone (eg families, teachers, police, other adults, government agencies) and no information about the young person is passed on to anyone else without the young person’s permission (unless there is a serious risk of significant and immediate harm to the young person or someone else or the law says we must – in which case, we will tell the young person).

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Services for more info about how YAC can help

Contact us to arrange to see a YAC worker

Getting to YAC for info about where YAC is and how to get here.