Our imPACT

If we’re lucky, we can only imagine what it would be like for child victims of, or witnesses to, crime to undergo the court process. It’s for these children PACT exists.

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How do you quantify the sense of emotional relief a child feels when the complex legal journey facing them is demystified in a way they can understand?  Or put a value on the reassurance a child feels when their trusted PACT Support Person sits by their side as they watch their original statement to police, or is right there alongside them in court for moral support?

Can you imagine the long-term impact on a child when stress evolves into anxiety, aggression, withdrawal, anger, depression, sleeplessness and nightmares? What if these effects could be replaced by feelings of being cared for, listened to, less burdened, less alone, and important enough to have their very own PACT Support Person by their side?

This is our imPACT!

Our total reach can’t simply be quantified, but these figures show a glimpse of our imPACT:

28,000+

To date, we've helped more than 28,000 children to give evidence in the Criminal Justice System.

1,800

Every year, PACT supports approximately 1,800 children and their families across Queensland.

100+

Across the State, there are more than 100 volunteer PACT Support Persons working to help child witnesses navigate the legal system.

35+

We've been around since 1985 - more than 35 years, working towards a safer, better world for children.

Our imPACT highlights from 2019-2020:

1,614

From the coastal stretch of the Gold Coast to Thursday Island, to the inland regions of Mt Isa and Toowoomba, PACT received 1,614 referrals for support.

1,071

In the last year alone, PACT supported 1,071 females who were victims of, or witnesses to, crime.

543

In 2020, PACT assisted 543 boys and young men who had to give evidence.

60%

Approximately 60% of the children we supported were victims or witnesses in sexual matters.

Discover more about PACT:

PACT Referral

Access our referral form to support children and their families.

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Our Services

PACT is committed to helping child victims of, and witnesses to, crime through education, support and empowerment

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Make an imPACT

Learn about our 100+ strong volunteer team making an imPACT

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