Kalgoorlie PCYC Receives Close to $850,000 in Safe Space Funding

The Federal Government has announced it will invest $843,754 to continue to deliver the Kalgoorlie PCYC Safe Space project.

With the investment is part of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy, the funding will support an initiative that helps at-risk youth and reducing contact with the criminal justice system.

The Federation of Western Australian Police & Community Youth Centre’s (WA PCYC) launched the Kalgoorlie PCYC Safe Space program in April 2017 for vulnerable young people to complement the initiatives of the Kalgoorlie-Boulder District Leadership Office.  The aim is to divert existing offenders and those at risk of offending from involvement in the justice system.

The project provides a safe space for young people, particularly vulnerable Aboriginal youth, where they feel safe and can engage in healthy activities and access quality, individualised case management support. The project provides a holistic support service for people to address barriers to wellbeing, including education workshops, healthy meals, and team-based activities to promote social and peer harmony.

The Kalgoorlie PCYC Safe Space program has already shown great success and has been delivering results for the community, offering regular sessions where youth can go after school in the afternoon/early evenings complementing Kalgoorlie’s before school Kickstart program.

To find out more about the Kalgoorlie PCYC Safe Space program, please call the centre on 9021 1076 or email kalgoorliepcyc@wapcyc.com.au.

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