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Bail Support Service Townsville

Justice & corrections

The Bail Support Program aims to address the reasons behind young people being remanded in custody. By providing the required support and interventions to young people, bail support services increase the confidence of a court or police that a young person will comply with the conditions of their bail. The target group for this service is young people aged 14 – 17 years (10-13 years at times) involved in the youth justice system who have committed or are alleged to have committed an offence and are remanded in custody due, in part, to lack of positive support in their community.

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Address
QLD
Phone number
0747798648
Alt Phone number
0740487560
Email
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Opening hours

various

Who we assist

The target group for this Service is young people aged 14 – 17 years (10-13 years at times) involved in the youth justice system who have committed or are alleged to have committed an offence and are remanded in custody due, in part, to lack of positive support in their community.

Eligibility criteria

Involvement in the youth justice system generally aged 10 – 17 years,have committed or are alleged to have committed an offence, and living in, or release from detention will be living in the catchment area, are remanded in custody, or at risk of being remanded in custody, are exiting detention and are at risk of reoffending and returning to detention, or are appearing in court on offences and are at risk of being remanded in custody, or have been granted bail and require support to meet the conditions of bail and without support they are at risk of entering detention, or are early in their offending career or are a sibling of known offenders and are exhibiting offending behavior.

Referral process

Referrals can come from:
-Self-referrals including young people and their families
-Legal Representatives
-The Queensland Police Service
-Youth Justice Service Centre's

The bail support service will undertake an initial screening process to ensure the young person meets the target group and will make a decision on whether to accept the young person’s referral, based on the information provided by the referring agency.


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