The Youth Justice Act 1992 allows for confidential information to be shared between government and non-government organisations in a range of circumstances, including collaborative case management.

We have developed a cross-agency memorandum of understanding and arrangement (MOU) (PDF, 2.1MB) or (DOCX, 121KB). The MOU provides the way for information to be shared between organisations to:

  • coordinate services (including assessments and referrals) to meet the needs of children charged with offences
  • provide information the courts may use to make bail or sentencing decisions for children.

Becoming a service provider under the arrangement

The Youth Justice Act 1992 (Qld) also allows for additional organisations to be part of the collaborative information sharing to meet the needs of children charged with offences by becoming service providers under the arrangement.

Organisations who can become service providers are:

  • Legal Aid Queensland, established under the Legal Aid Queensland Act 1997 (Qld)
  • a non-government organisation that provides a service to children.

Examples of services that may be provided to children include:

  • counselling
  • disability services
  • education or training services
  • health services
  • housing and homelessness services
  • legal services.

If your organisation wishes to apply to become a service provider as defined above, complete the online form.

Read the list of service providers who have signed up to the MOU and arrangement.


Last updated 2 September 2022

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