ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Project


Dr Tim Moore, Bindi Bennett, Greg Ryan, Chelsea Yarrie, Jad King, Saul Sambono, Prof Morag McArthur

Funding Source:

ACT Community Services Directorate


This project aimed to enhance service delivery responses for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in the out-of-home-care system by gathering young people's views on their experiences within the service system and strategies for development. Young people and service providers were engaged in youth forums, an out-of-home-care conference and a cultural gathering and through individual and group interviews. The project was supported by an Indigenous worker and a group of youth leaders employed to guide and co-facilitate the process.


Moore, T., Bennett, B., & McArthur, M. (2007). They've Gotta Listen: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young People in Out Of Home Care. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.