Youth Intervention Partnership Model

Youth in correctional facilities are amongst the most vulnerable citizens in our communities. On average, 761 youth per night were detained in detention centers in Australia (2016). This problem is especially severe in Western Australia, where the South Easter corridor of Perth is known for its high rates of crime and socio-economic deprivation. Youth from this area represented 25% of youth who entered correctional facilities between October 2015 and September 2016, 58% of them belonged to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities.

The Youth Intervention Partnership model was developed to provide a framework for taking a collective impact approach to tackle these place-based and complex challenges in young people’s lives, before they end up part of the youth justice system. The model enables a cross-sector of partners to move beyond programs with isolated impact, to a collaborative approach with a common goal. It is premised on the theory that if we get the right support, to the right young people, at the right time, we will not only create significant savings in expenditure on tertiary services but, more importantly, young people will thrive in their communities.

Published 2017-11-24

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2017
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Oceania
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AustraliaSamoa
Keywords
Youth crime

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Publication year
2017
Format
pdf, 52p.
Region
Oceania
Country
AustraliaSamoa
Keywords
Youth crime