Further funding of $47,200 has been approved for a local organisation which provides critical support for young people at risk, Assisting Justice Minister Kevin Minson announced today.
The Halls Creek Youth Service 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. Program funding is shared with the Department of Family and Children's Services.
The service provides a centre-based youth support program which caters for the recreational, social and personal development needs of young people living in a remote area of the State with few appropriate services.
"The centre's operation is a focal point in the town for many young people, without which offending and anti-social behaviour would undoubtedly rise," Mr Minson said.
"Its preventative role is significant."
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 had offended or who were at risk of offending.
"These organisations provide support to address the personal, social and economic disadvantages that add to the risk of juvenile offending," Mr Minson said.
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