Archive for December, 2012

Safer Qld Community Grant received

Queensland Youth Services would like to acknowledge and thank the sponsors of the $10,000 Safer Qld Community Grant funding.  Suncorp Insurance and the Queensland Police Service have supported QYS’s Early Intervention Camp Projects for 2013.  QYS proposal is to provide an early intervention program for youth who are at risk of becoming repeat offenders, and […]

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QYS 2012 Poem

With no Jacek anymore to fretand from 2011 without any regretQYS has again prevailedfor the youth that have derailed With the State IMPLODINGand the country EXPLODINGour help is in demandfor those that are being harmed YSC, YHARS, GS4W, YPP and Reconnectso many programs you can selectto assist the youth off the streetin the schools and […]

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Good News Story from YHARS

A Father and Son were homeless and sleeping in in their car with their dog.  Real Estate agents would not rent any properties to them, due to their lack of security.  Youth Justice and Child Safety were struggling to support the pair and eventually referred the young boy to the YHARS (Townsville Youth Housing and […]

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Our views on rise of youth crime

Lisa Kerr, QYS Project Coordinator for Townsville Youth Housing and Reintegration Service, speaks on the spike in youth crime in the Townsville region with Pat Hession, Drive program ABC Radio on – 24th October 2012 Follow this link to listen

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Successful grant applications

Earlier this month we were notified that QYS has been successful in gaining the following funding:- $10,000 – Suncorp / Qld Police Safer Community Grant The YSC’s and the YHaRS program will combine their efforts to operate two camps at Cape Cleveland for MALE ‘first time’ offenders or those siblings of offenders that are likely […]

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A blast from the past

Once upon a time……in the land of Queensland Youth Services, we used to have a newsletter that I used to put together.  It was called ‘Quack Your Stuff’.  For those long-termers that might remember it, it used to have stories, jokes and other social news.  As times got busier for me, I was unable to […]

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