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Youth Crime Prevention Program Dandenong

Justice & Corrections

Dandenong, 3175

Pivot, the Youth Crime Prevention program, aims to increase protective factors, community connectedness and sustained engagement in school, training and/or employment for young people aged 14-22 years who are serious or recidivist offenders. Intensive case work, tailored support plans, and therapeutic and family-based interventions address the challenges faced by the young people, and divert them away from chronic, long-term offending. Mission Australia is a member of the YSAS-led Consortium (with Taskforce Community Agency, Jesuit Social Services and the Salvation Army) which supports young people residing in Dandenong and Casey LGAs. Duration of support is long-term to affect meaningful and positive change in the young people's lives.

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Who we assist

Young people aged 15-22 years, identified by statutory bodies as high risk offenders. The program will address young people's risk/protective factors through tailored support; delivered by a Guide and a Community of Support using individual and group modalities. 20 young people will be supported by the program over a 2-year period.

Eligibility criteria

Young people aged 15-22 years, identified as high risk offenders and who reside in the City of the Greater Dandenong.

Referral process

Referrals to the program will be primarily received via Victoria Police and local Magistrates. A panel made up of various statutory bodies will assess young people's eligibility and suitability to receive this service.

Youth Crime Prevention Program Dandenong location

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Level 3 33 Princes Hwy Dandenong VIC 3175
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Opening hours

9am to 5pm as well as some after hours support

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