Kevin Minson

Kevin Minson


    Further funding for Hedland Youth Involvement Council

    23/09/1996 12:00 AM



    Further funding of $57,695 has been approved for a local organisation which provides vital support for young people at risk, Assisting Justice Minister Kevin Minson announced today.


    The Hedland Youth Involvement Council 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 Council offers centre-based and outreach youth support services.


    "This organisation provides a wide range of services, including school holiday programs, recreational and sporting activities," Mr Minson said.


    "The goal is to develop confidence and self esteem in young people, improve their attitude and commitment and introduce positive role models.


    "These sorts of skills also help to develop employment prospects and address the personal, social and economic disadvantages that add to the risk of juvenile offending."


    The Ministry of Justice makes funding available to a wide range of community organisations to provide locally-based support services for young people who have offended or are at risk of offending.


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