Further funding of $113,000 has been approved for a local organisation which helps young people gain work skills, Assisting Justice Minister Kevin Minson announced today.
The Goldfields Youth Action Centre's Automotive Program 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.
The Automotive Program is designed to improve opportunities for young people to obtain employment or further training, as well as provide access to positive recreational activities.
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.
"These organisations provide support to address the personal, social and economic disadvantages that add to the risk of juveniles offending," he said.
Media contact: Caroline Lacy 222 9211