Further funding of $115,000 has been approved for a local organisation which assists and supports young people in developing plans for their future, Assisting Justice Minister Kevin Minson said today.
The Armadale-Gosnells District Youth Resources organisation is one of 13 non-Government organisations around the State to receive a 12-month extension of funding from the Justice Ministry's Juvenile Justice Division.
Mr Minson said the Ministry made funding available to a wide range of community organisations to provide locally-based support services for young people who had offended or were at risk of offending.
"This organisation helps with obtaining accommodation and financial support, accessing drug counselling programs, employment and training courses and offers structured recreation and social activities in the community," the Minister said.
"This sort of support is vital in addressing the personal, social and economic disadvantages that contributes to the problems of juvenile crime."
The Armadale-Gosnells Youth group also offers young people a wide range of learning alternatives to aid in the development of personal self-esteem and self-confidence and build on social skills.
The funding will take it through to the end of the financial year.
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