Community & Business

5 April, 2022

New Mareeba panel to be part of State taskforce

HEAD of Youth Justice Taskforce and Assistant Commissioner Cheryl Scanlon has announced a new multi-agency panel for Mareeba, targeting the serious repeat offender cohort that continues to torment the community.

While Mareeba has its own local taskforce attempting to curb the growing curve of youth crime, the new panel will feed directly into the state and youth justice services, reporting back about issues and positive outcomes and will influence the allocation of funding and resources. 

Initially, Mareeba was going to be included in the Cairns panel, however in recognition of the severity of youth crime in the region, the taskforce has decided to establish a separate panel. 

This panel will include not only Mareeba but also Atherton and the Cassowary Coast region, with the agencies sitting on the panel to target serious reoffenders.


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