By taking a proactive approach and intervening early, many youths who may have been heading down a road that would have them caught up in the justice system can change their path. With the right support, they can be given the opportunity to become the best version of themselves and lead happy, fulfilled lives. Below, find out how our Youth Partnership Project
is helping to improve the lives of young people in Western Australia and take pressure off the juvenile justice system.
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We believe every child should attain the right to survival, protection, development and participation. We reach millions of the world’s most vulnerable children in over 100 countries across the globe through our programs and emergency relief. Here, in Australia one of the ways we do this is through our Youth Protection Program - find out more here.
Youth Protection Program
Our Youth Protection Program
takes a targeted and collaborative approach to ensure more appropriate support reaches the right young people, at the right time. By predicting or identifying potential at-risk young people who may become caught up in the juvenile justice system, we can intervene early and help guide them in a different direction.
Working alongside government departments, local councils, schools, the police, community organisations and service providers, like health & social workers, we can support these at-risk young people more effectively and efficiently through:
- Focused collaboration
- Better information sharing and communication
- A more coordinated approach to youth work
- Genuine partnerships with young people
- Shared outcomes
In addition to our youth protection program, we also run other youth-focused programs. One of these is M.Y. Van
. M.Y. Van engages youth in regional and remote areas and provides them with access to activities and resources they may not otherwise have had access to including fun, interactive games, music, digital media and sport.
Donate To Support Our Youth Protection Program
donations, you can help change the lives of young people and enable us to continue the work we do through our youth protection program. 79% of donations goes directly towards program expenditure.