Our Services

Youthful Offenders Program

Young people need support to develop skills and knowledge to re-engage with the community.

yourtown facilitates a youth specific Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) program co-designed with and approved by Queensland Corrective Services (QCS).

Kicking Habits helps youthful offenders aged 18 to 25 develop effective strategies to minimise the misuse of AOD and reduce offending behaviour.

This service is for:
Children and Young People
It helps with:

Contact Youthful Offenders Program

Contact Details & Locations

We work with 18-25 year olds at:

  • Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre
  • Borallon Training and Correctional Centre
  • Wolston Correctional Centre
  • Brisbane Women's Correctional Centre
  • Southern Queensland Correctional Centre

Positive Steps Forward

The Kicking Habits program is designed to reduce the frequency and severity of negative behaviours associated with AOD during incarceration (in the short-term) and reduce recidivism rates among young offenders (in the long-term).

We offer individual support and workshops to assist you to develop skills and knowledge by:

  • Addressing the underlying causes of offending and reoffending
  • Improving core skills
  • Identifying strategies to achieve goals and meet challenges
  • Supporting you to re-engage with family, education, employment and community

Working together to build skills for a better future

Kicking Habits workshop topics include:

  • Substance & alcohol use
  • Relapse prevention
  • Goal setting
  • Overcoming challenges
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Planning to make a change
  • Harm minimisation information
  • Impacts of crime
  • Sexual health
  • Referrals

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