Kevin Minson

Kevin Minson


    Further funds for Koondoola and Girraween Youth Auto Program

    25/09/1996 12:00 AM



    Further funding of $86,777 has been approved for a local organisation which helps young people to gain skills which may lead to employment.


    Announcing the grant today, Assisting Justice Minister Kevin Minson said the Koondoola and Girrawheen Youth Auto Program was 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 program offers automotive workshop skills training to young people with the aim of developing their skills to a level that will improve their chances of gaining employment or further training.


    "The Koondoola and Girrawheen Youth Auto Program has been very successful, with many participants either getting a job or further training in the automotive field," Mr Minson said.


    The Ministry 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.


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


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