Kevin Minson

Kevin Minson


    Further funding for the Belmont Aboriginal Neighbourhood Centre

    22/09/1996 12:00 AM



    Further funding has been approved for the Belmont Aboriginal Neighbourhood Centre which provides critical support for young people at risk, Assisting Justice Minister Kevin Minson announced today.


    The centre is one of 13 non-Government organisations around the State to receive a 12-month funding extension from the Justice Ministry's Juvenile Justice Division.


    The centre provides a program for young people which caters for a range of service needs, including recreational and leisure activities, social skills development, employment and education support and an automotive skills program. It also provides a street work service.


    The Ministry has allocated a grant of $37,500 to take the centre through to June 30 next year.


    Mr Minson said the Ministry of Justice made 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.


    "These organisations provide vital support to address the personal, social and economic disadvantages that contribute to the problems of juvenile crime," he said.


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