Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Youth sexual violence

Youth sexual violence is a complex and challenging issue that can affect young people in all communities across Queensland. In July 2018, the Queensland Government released the Final Report of the Youth Sexual Violence and Abuse Steering Committee (PDF, 4.9 MB), alongside a response that outlines our commitment to addressing this issue.

The committee’s Final Report found that youth sexual violence and abuse is a state-wide issue, affecting young people in urban, regional and remote communities. The report also highlighted that communities most affected by youth sexual violence and abuse also experience a higher prevalence of social, economic and intergenerational disadvantage, and that girls, young women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people are disproportionately affected.

The Queensland Government broadly supports the findings of the committee’s Final Report, and has committed $12 million for priority responses to youth sexual violence. The Final Report has been released alongside a Queensland Government response (PDF, 984 KB).

Information on the committee and earlier reports is available on the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships’ website.