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PCYC welcomes two new Blue Light™ Units

Published: August 30, 2021 8:54am

Blue Light units continue to expand across the State. PCYC now supports 37 Blue Light Units, as well as 40 smaller communities across Western Australia as we welcome our two new areas, Perenjori, and Fitzroy Valley.

Our aim is to have as many Blue Light™ Units in remote and rural areas where there is no PCYC Centre, and children need our services.

Perenjori, from the Aboriginal word ‘Perangary’, meaning water hole, is a townsite in the northern agricultural regional of Western Australia, situated 350 km north of Perth. It is a small town of approximately 567 people, where children between the age of 0 to 14 years make up 19% of the population.

By establishing a Blue Light™ in Perenjori, local Police Officers will be able to organise fun, engaging activities where they can offer guidance and support to children and young people in their community, encouraging them to make positive life choices.

Fitzroy Valley is located 2,500km North of Perth and 400km east of Broome, in the remote West Kimberley region of Western Australia, with Fitzroy Crossing town at its centre, where almost a quarter of their population are children between the age of 0 to 14 years.

Fitzroy Crossing Youth Police are excited to host a variety of activities for young people, in a safe, supervised environment, including Blue Light™ discos, laser tag, karaoke and dance competitions.

The Fitzroy Valley Blue Light™ Unit will also be servicing 24 remote aboriginal communities within their region where children and young people can engage in activities that they otherwise wouldn’t have access to.