27 September 2023

Young offenders trained for success

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The Department of Youth Justice’s Transition 2 Success (T2S) training program is being heralded as a success following the graduation of another class of “at-risk” young people.

Member for Morayfield, Mark Ryan said T2S was designed to help at-risk youth get their lives on track.

“The evidence shows that 67 per cent of graduates don’t go on to offend within 12 months of doing T2S, and 97 per cent go on to further education, training or employment,” Mr Ryan said.

“This is the fourth group from the northern Moreton Bay Region to graduate from T2S to build real-world skills and benefit from hands-on training.”

He said the 11 new graduates had embarked on an extraordinary journey and deserved congratulations for their efforts.

“Among them are youth who have become known to police, faced challenges in mainstream education or difficulty in their family situations,” Mr Ryan said.

“For this latest cohort of graduates, the sky really is the limit,” he said.

“T2S opens new pathways to further skills development and jobs.”

Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women, Di Farmer said the T2S program was one of a suite of initiatives helping young Queenslanders to break the cycle of youth crime and improve their future prospects.

“T2S currently operates in 13 locations throughout Queensland, with hundreds of young people achieving qualifications in construction, agriculture and landscaping, engineering, hospitality and business,” Ms Farmer said.

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