National Youth Advisory Council

Are you a young person with a parent or family member in prison looking for ways to be more active with the work we do?

We’re keen to attract suitable young people to establish our first National Youth Advisory Council. Young people’s voices matter. They are essential in the development and success of our services and programs.

We want to give young people with a parent or family member affected by the criminal justice system the opportunity to advocate on behalf of others and to develop their leadership skills. Our aim is for young voices to be heard by government, law-makers, educators, business, philanthropy, media and the wider community, working towards the development of an Australian Bill of Rights for Children and Young People with an Incarcerated Parent.

The Council will provide advice and recommendations on issues that affect young people with a parent or family member in prison as well as develop youth-led, community-based strategies and projects in response to those issues. In return, we will provide members career advancement training and leadership development opportunities. The National Youth Advisory Council will meet in person twice a year and at other times through teleconference.

The first of its kind in Australia, we are seeking applications from young people between the ages of 18 and 25 from across Australia.

This is an exciting development opportunity for those with a passion for advocating on behalf of others and who want to be a part of our organisation.

Complete the form below to express your interest in joining the National Youth Advisory Council, or email [email protected]

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