ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15
Domestic and Family Violence
YFS’ Responsible Men program works with men who have been violent in their relationships to help them change their behaviour.
Through counselling and group education, perpetrators of domestic violence learn how to change their decision making without using violence and how to use this knowledge to make positive changes for healthy and safe relationships.
We work in partnership with WAVSS to address the safety of women and children associated with the men participating in the Responsible Men program.
YFS Legal is a community legal centre that provides general legal services to people in Logan and surrounding areas. We cater for people of all ages, but we specialise in providing information, advice and representation on criminal matters for young people aged 10-25 years old.
We provide one-off free legal advice appointments on family, civil, tenancy and criminal law matters, and also provide a duty lawyer at the Beenleigh Children’s Court on Tuesday morning each fortnight.
YFS Legal also offers a Wednesday night legal clinic
staffed by volunteers.
Information, Referral and
Assessment Services, IRAS
IRAS provides information, referral and assessment services across YFS. IRAS is the first point of contact for people phoning or visiting YFS to look for information or help.
We work closely with people to link them with relevant services within YFS or the community. We manage emergency relief funds with priority given to people who are homeless.
YFS is funded by the Australian Government and the Queensland Government.
YFS acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are Australia's First Peoples and the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we meet and work.