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 (the report) alongside a response that outlines our commitment to addressing this issue.

The report found that:

  • youth sexual violence and abuse is a statewide issue, affecting young people in urban, regional and remote communities
  • communities most affected by youth sexual violence and abuse also experience a higher prevalence of social, economic and intergenerational disadvantage
  • girls, young women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people are disproportionately affected.

The Queensland Government broadly supports the report's findings and has committed $12 million for priority responses to youth sexual violence.

The report was released alongside a Queensland Government response.