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The Community Youth Response Diversionary Program (CYRD) is funded by the Department of Youth Justice in Queensland. The program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous young people who are making unsafe choices, are homeless or sleeping rough and may be at risk. The Kurbingui CYRD Team will provide support to youths and their families, that is culturally safe, flexible and reflective of the community and family strengths.

Aims & Objectives

The CYRD team will work closely with young people to support, enable and equip them with the tools and resources to make informed decisions where not only their health and wellbeing is concerned, but also the health and wellbeing of their families and the community.

Engaging and collaborating with families and community members, the CYRD team will focus on reducing at-risk behaviour and enable young people to make informed decisions on their safety through mentoring and participating in ‘Yarning Circles’.

CYRD Offers

The Kurbingui CYRD Program provides services to individuals and families in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay areas and offers a mix of supports that includes but is not limited to:

Workshops on numeracy, literacy, budgeting and behaviour.
Links to social and emotional wellbeing support.
Advocacy with Child Safety, Youth Justice Housing, Legal, Government and Non-Government agencies/services.
Referral to specialist services including health, education, counselling, child development, youth, family safety, drug and alcohol and disability.
Yarning Circles – including Elders and all Community Members.
The development and implementation of Support Plans.
In home or outreach support.

Program Benefits

The Kurbingui CYRD team will work collaboratively with youths who have been identified as at-risk or high-risk to facilitate their positive connections to family, friends and the community to facilitate and encourage re-engagement with education, employment and productive social activities.

Criteria for Referrals

Young People aged between 10-14 or 15-17 who:

Are participating in a Youth Justice Program.
Are participating in a Restorative Justice Program.
Are or have been involved in activities that may result in Police intervention.
CYRD Client Referral

Want to make a client referral? Download our Client Referral Form completing all required sections and email the form to:

Connect with Community Youth Response Diversionary Program (CYRD)
Community Youth Response Diversionary Program Coordinator

Phone: (07) 3156 4800

Fax: (07) 3265 3263


Hours of Operation

 Monday to Friday

  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

*After Hours by Appointment Only.

Where We Are Located


425 Zillmere Road,

Zillmere QLD 4034

This program is funded by the Queensland Government Department of Children, Youth Justice, and Multicultural Affairs.

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