Skip to content

As a collective of service delivery, human rights, legal and representative organisations in the ACT, we are seeking your support and urgent action to raise the age of criminal responsibility in the ACT.  

We are concerned about the damaging effects of incarceration on children and young people, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and the potentially lifelong ramifications of early contact with the criminal legal system. 
 
‘They’re not bad kids’: Submission to the review of the age of criminal responsibility

COVID-19 Resources

The Youth Coalition is the peak youth affairs body in the ACT. As a membership based organisation, the Youth Coalition is responsible for representing and promoting the rights, interests and wellbeing of the estimated 78,000 young Canberrans aged 12-25 years and those who work with them.

A world for,
by and with
young people.

Let us keep you up to date with what is happening in the youth sector
Stay Updated
We promise only quality content and you can unsubscribe at any time
Vision

A World For, By And With Young People.

The Youth Coalition is the peak youth affairs body in the ACT. As a membership based organisation, the Youth Coalition is responsible for representing and promoting the rights, interests and wellbeing of the estimated 78,000 young Canberrans aged 12-25 years and those who work with them.

Young People

We focus on young people in all that we do.

Change

Influence policy to improve outcomes for young people.

Develop

Strengthen the practice of the community to work more effectively with young people.

Investigate

Research to better understand issues experienced by young people.

Culture

Foster a culture of respect and have a strong focus on innovation and sustainability.

Representing the rights, interests and wellbeing of

78000
Young Canberrans
Let us keep you up to date with what is happening in the youth sector
Stay Updated
We promise only quality content and you can unsubscribe at any time
close-link

We need your voice!
We want to better understand the issues experienced by young people and work to improve the outcomes of young people.
Join the YAC

Youth Advisory Comittee