The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) has recently released its Issues Paper, Designing a Better Response to Youth Offending in Queensland: Raising the age of criminal responsibility on Friday, 2nd September. Included within the Paper is an invitation to provide “ideas, evidence, case studies and any additional feedback to help further develop an improved model for children aged 10 to 13”.
In preparing your feedback, you are encouraged to view the many comments posted in response to PeakCare’s blog, Petition to raise the age presented to Queensland’s Attorney-General. Thank you to all who posted very thoughtful, well-considered comments. PeakCare is currently preparing correspondence to be sent to the Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman thanking her for the opportunity to present the petition to her, which will also draw her attention to the comments posted in response to our blog. If you have further comments that you wish to add, please do so now.
PeakCare also thanks QCOSS for the opportunity given to PeakCare’s Lindsay Wegener to facilitate a panel discussion about ‘Raising the age: transforming youth justice’ held on 8 September 2022 during the recent QCOSS Conference. Lindsay regarded it as a privilege and pleasure to engage with such a knowledgeable and dedicated panel that included Leilani (CREATE Foundation), Shane Duffy (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service), Natalie Lewis (Queensland Family and Child Commission) and Sophie Trevitt (Change the Record). For more information about the #RaiseTheAge Campaign, click here.