Crime prevention summit improves outcomes for Queensland youth

Minister for Police and Corrective Services and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services The Honourable Mark Ryan

Minister for Police and Corrective Services and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services, Mark Ryan, Minister for Health and Ambulance Services and Member for Redcliffe, Yvette D’Ath, and Member for Bancroft, Chris Whiting, today joined Superintendent John Hallam to open a Queensland Police Service (QPS) summit focused on youth crime prevention in North Lakes.

The second annual summit focuses on prevention activities for youth crime in Queensland including the delivery of projects and discussion on emerging issues related to youth crime.

The program will cover issues including domestic violence in youth, knife crime and other matters that are known to lead to unfavourable outcomes for young people.

Leading the Summit is the QPS Local Drug Action Team (LDAT), which was established to tackle ongoing youth crime and drug issues in partnership with agencies such as Queensland Health, the Department of Education, Queensland Corrective Services, local councils, domestic violence prevention groups and other local community and cultural groups.

Superintendent John Hallam said the LDAT was established to address the ongoing issue of youth crime.

“We have established a project team, which partners with like-minded agencies to engage with local youth, and build rapport through weekly communication and activities,” Superintendent Hallam said.

“This summit is a chance for the agencies to come together and discuss these initiatives to look collectively at what’s working and what we can do better to address the issue of youth crime in our society.”

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