The Youth Support program helps young people aged 8 – 21 years in a holistic case-managed framework, working closely with other agencies to deliver innovative and effective services to at-risk and disadvantaged young people.
Referrals to the program include young people who are:
Youth Support can also be a one off for young people seeking advice, onward referral and support through a crisis involving the above criteria. This is our “access” side of the program which also includes Court Support.
Court Support: The Youth Support worker is the first point of contact for young people and families at the Toowoomba Children’s Court and is aimed at creating an atmosphere of respect and understanding among young people and their families about court processes. The Youth Support worker explains their function at court, provides advice and information about programs, referral to other agencies or support in the courtroom. The Youth Support worker will also provide practical information such as the courthouse facilities, locations of the courtrooms and waiting times. The Youth Support worker will direct young people to speak with a solicitor and the Youth Justice Toowoomba Court Coordinator, as well as when it is their time to appear in court.
To find out more, and support our work please contact us on:
Youth Support Case Manager, 0427 361 174
Service Lead, 0407 734 901 or 1300 683 390
This program is based in Toowoomba
Funded by the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women