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Transition 2 Success  - Employment Expo

Transition 2 Success - Employment Expo

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143 Ann St

143 Ann Street

Brisbane City, QLD 4000

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You’re invited as a valued member of the community with experience in business and employment.

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Peirson Services is bringing youth justice employees and business and employment representatives together to find innovative solutions in overcoming barriers to employment for young people engaged with the youth justice system.

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How can we work together to overcome the complex problem of finding viable and sustainable employment opportunities for young people transitioning out of the youth justice system?

Why is this important?

The barriers in accessing training and employment for young people engaged with the youth justice system are complex and layered. From intergenerational unemployment, disengagement and trauma, uncertain living arrangements, to substance abuse, missed education and mental health issues. Given these experiences, young people find themselves on the fringes, unable to navigate a transition into training and employment as a turning point toward a brighter future.

Recent studies released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reported that of those released from sentenced youth detention 80% of young people attempting to transition back into their communities will reoffend within only a year of their release. The problem of giving young people a second chance and reintegrating them back into our communities seems almost insurmountable. Peirson Services recognises that a solution is possible and we need your help!

With so many different and specialised services available, young people and their families seeking support can find it difficult to access the resources they require. The resources are available and young people have a need, yet barriers still exist for young people to be placed into programmes appropriate for their situation. Navigating the complicated process of transitioning into training and employment is far too difficult without help. In order to address the problem of reoffence, young people need sustainable and personalised support when reintegrating into their communities and without a good support network that’s impossible.

Business owners are hesitant to engage with young people from this complex background due to concerns for their clients, their existing work force, and their ability to meet the needs of the young people seeking employment.

However, engaging with young people is absolutely worth the effort, and we want to show you how!

What’s happening already?

There are some exciting initiatives currently underway, some of which will be showcased on the day.

What can I expect on the day?

This day will be about connecting with people from diverse perspectives to explore solutions and consider new ways forward.

When: 6th June 2022, 10:30am – 3pm with Lunch Provided.

Where: Peirson Services office at 143 Ann Street, Brisbane.

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