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Pasifika Youth Links Service is a program managed by Inala Youth Service (IYS), funded under the Safe Youth Safe Community Project, Young Offender Support.

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1 Pasifika Youth Links Service is a program managed by Inala Youth Service (IYS), funded under the Safe Youth Safe Community Project, Young Offender Support Service from Justice Attorney General, QLD. VISION: To restore HOPE & bring a positive CHANGE to the lives of our young people. Presentation by Kalisi T Bese Program Manager, Pasifika YLS Young Offender Support Services (YOSS) Inala Youth Services Servicing the Logan and Inala areas.

2 1. Allowing the identities of repeat offenders to be published by the media. The publishing of first time offenders will continue to be prohibited. 2. A new offence for breach of bail. 3. Making all juvenile criminal histories available in adult courts to give a Magistrate or Judge a complete understanding of a defendant’s history 4. Removing detention as a last resort to give the court more discretion during sentencing 5. Transferring juvenile offenders to adult correctional centres when they reach 17 years of age if they have six or more months of their sentence remaining.

3  Criminal Justice System transactions and costs as individuals flow through the system; Court Youth $3,701 Adult $2,696 Conference Youth $1,961 Adult $1,961 Caution Youth $1,275 Adult $1,103 Supreme Court $7,573 District Court $6,262 Magistrate Court $394 Childrens Court $672 Incarceration / day Youth $693 Adult $289 Commnity Based Supervision/ day Youth $35 Adult $12 Conference $3,558 Criminology Research Grant QLD

4  There appears to be key elements or trends which, both of these elements feed into predicted increase in the Pacific offending population in custody and community Orders. 1. Youthfulness of the Pacific offenders 2. Seriousness of the offences committed by the Pacific offenders  John Morrony Correctional Centre; Inmate Survey 2002 (20)  Parramatta Correctional Centre; Inmate Survey 2009 (50)  Talanoa Open Community Forum PARRAMATTA NSW (250)  Southern QLD Correctional Centre; Inmate Survey 2012 (40)  Kids off the Streets Community Forum 2012 – Griffith University QLD (80)  Logan Alive Community Forum 2012 – Multilink Community Service, Logan QLD (60)  Woodridge State High School Forum 2012 – Logan QLD (50)  What are Human Rights Forum 2012; Woodridge State High School (200)  Pasifika Youth Justice Community Forum 2013 – Griffith University QLD Community & Correctional Consultations

5 NSW Corrections Stats Country of OriginNumbersCountry of OriginNumbers NZ191Tonga96 Samoa86Fiji81 Maori75Cook Is24 PNG6Hawaii1 TOTAL = 560 QLD Stats – Serco SQCC 08/2012 Survey with Inmates – Age: 18yrs to 25yrs – 70% Approximately have 40 Pacific Island inmates Education Level: Secondary – 90% Community Local: Logan – 60% PYLS Stats – 01/2012 to 05/2014 Jan June2014 = 74 Age: 10yrs to 16yrs Reoffended – 6 Disengage - 5

6 List of Offences  Affray  Aggravated Robbery  Assault  Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm - A. O. A. B. H  Assault Police  Armed Robbery with Offensive Weapon  Break & Enter to Commit Serious Offence  Common Assault  Contravene AVO  Domestic Violence  Drive Whilst Disqualified  Drug related offences  Grievous Bodily Harm  Kidnapping & Abduction  Life Endangering Acts  Maliciously Destroy Property  Manslaughter  Possession of Prohibited Drug  Possession of Shortened Firearms  Rape & Attempted Rape  Resist Arrest  Robbery  Robbery in Company  Steal from Person  Steal Motor Vehicle  Supply Prohibited Drug  Trafficking

7 TOUGH SENTENCING OPTIONS  Tough sentencing options doesn’t work  Early intervention - Parenting Skills - quality time as a family unit. Learning to communicate to each other positively and support each other  Practical Program - i.e.: Communication, Education, Sports, Music, Mentoring and Development Program  Restorative Justice Program; Youth Conferencing - JJ’s Intervention/ or Court Restorative  Culturally appropriate Programs in Custody and in the Community - Initiative Program Support JJ’s, Pacific Offender Program, Pasifika Families Program  Funding Program for Service delivery on a LONG Term basis; with tangible and practical Outcomes.

8 PYLS - FUNCTIONS  Adventure Base Learning Camp  Anger Replacement Therapy (A.R.T)  Case Management  Kids Off The Streets (KOTS)  MANA Mentoring & Leadership Program  MANA Pasifika Sports Program  MANA Pasifika Creative Arts Program  Pasifika Families with Purpose and Pride (PFPP)  Support & Referral to other Services  Community Awareness & Promotion  4EB Community Radio  Collaborative approach  Newsletters, Churches, Community Meetings, Forums and Events

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