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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 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.
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Email: syscmanager@iys.org.au
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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.
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Criminal Justice System transactions and costs as
individuals flow through the system;
Supreme Court
Court
• Youth $3,701
• Adult $2,696
Conference
• Youth $1,961
• Adult $1,961
• $7,573
District Court
• $6,262
Incarceration / day
• Youth $693
• Adult $289
Commnity Based
Supervision/ day
• Youth $35
• Adult $12
Magistrate Court
Caution
• Youth $1,275
• Adult $1,103
• $394
Childrens Court
• $672
Criminology Research
Grant 2012 - QLD
Conference
• $3,558
Community & Correctional Consultations
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John Morrony Correctional Centre; Inmate Survey 2002 (20)
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Parramatta Correctional Centre; Inmate Survey 2009 (50)
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Talanoa Open Community Forum 2010 - PARRAMATTA NSW (250)
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Southern QLD Correctional Centre; Inmate Survey 2012 (40)
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Kids off the Streets Community Forum 2012 – Griffith University QLD (80)
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Logan Alive Community Forum 2012 – Multilink Community Service, Logan QLD (60)
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Woodridge State High School Forum 2012 – Logan QLD (50)
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What are Human Rights Forum 2012; Woodridge State High School (200)
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Pasifika Youth Justice Community Forum 2013 – Griffith University QLD
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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.
Youthfulness of the Pacific offenders
Seriousness of the offences committed by the Pacific offenders
1.
2.
NSW Corrections Stats - 2009
Country of Origin Numbers
NZ
Samoa
Maori
PNG
Country of Origin Numbers
191
Tonga
86
Fiji
75
Cook Is
6
Hawaii
TOTAL = 560
96
81
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QLD Stats – Serco SQCC 08/2012
PYLS Stats – 01/2012 to 05/2014
Survey with Inmates –
Jan2012 - June2014 = 74
Age: 10yrs to 16yrs
Reoffended – 6
Disengage - 5
Age: 18yrs to 25yrs – 70%
Approximately have 40 Pacific Island
inmates
Education Level: Secondary – 90%
Community Local: Logan – 60%
List of Offences
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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
TOUGH SENTENCING OPTIONS
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Tough sentencing options doesn’t work
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Early intervention - Parenting Skills - quality time as a family unit.
Learning to communicate to each other positively and support each
other
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Practical Program - i.e.: Communication, Education, Sports, Music,
Mentoring and Development Program
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Restorative Justice Program; Youth Conferencing - JJ’s
Intervention/ or Court Restorative
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Culturally appropriate Programs in Custody and in the Community Initiative Program Support JJ’s, Pacific Offender Program, Pasifika
Families Program
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Funding Program for Service delivery on a LONG Term basis; with
tangible and practical Outcomes.
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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Pasifika Youth Links Team: L-R Andrew Faavale, Valami Waqaliva,
Kalisi Bese, Jimmy Noa.
VINAKA VAKALEVU Presentation by Kalisi T Bese
Program Manager, Pasifika YLS/ IYS
Young Offenders Support Services (YOSS)
Inala Youth Services - Servicing the
Logan and Inala areas.
12 Sittella Street, PO Box 141, INALA QLD 4077
Phone: 07 3372 2655/ Mobile: 0439 670 432
Email: syscmanager@iys.org.au
Web: http://www.iys.org.au/