Breaking the Silence: The Brisbane Youth Detention Centre’s Troubling History of Sexual Abuse

Indigenous hands gripping a chain wire fence, representing child abuse occurring in youth detention centres.

The Brisbane Youth Detention Centre (‘BYDC’) in Wacol, Brisbane, established in 2001, serves as a secure facility for male and female minors aged between 10-17 who have been remanded into custody or sentenced for an offence they have committed. Unfortunately, the centre has gained notoriety for the high rates of childhood sexual abuse reported by … Read more