Understanding and preventing youth sexual violence and abuse

Founded in 2001 and funded by the Queensland Government with in-kind support from Griffith University, the Griffith Youth Forensic Service (GYFS) provides state-wide specialist assessment and treatment services for young people adjudicated for sexual offences. It also operates as part of a broader program of research and practice concerned with understanding and preventing sexual violence and abuse.

About us

GYFS operates a field-based multisystemic, collaborative practice model, designed to enable equitable access to high-quality services regardless of location.

Clinicians travel throughout the state, including to regional and remote locations, to conduct assessments and to deliver treatment in collaboration with local community partners.

Strategic Plan

Learn more about our 2017–2022 strategic objectives


We aim to prevent youth sexual violence and abuse through state-of-the-art knowledge and the delivery of best practice interventions.

Our values include:

  • diligence
  • innovation
  • integrity
  • accountability
  • collaboration
  • professional expertise.


Get in touch with the Griffith Youth Forensic Service