The State Government is providing $11.3 million in funding, in the 2019-20 State Budget, to ensure the ongoing operation and sustainability of Police and Community Youth Centres (PCYC) and to expand its services across the State.
The commitment underpins Government’s support for programs aimed at reducing juvenile offending and improving community safety.
As part of the commitment, the Carnarvon PCYC will undergo a major redevelopment to expand its capacity and better meet the needs of young people in that town with increased participation.
The PCYC is one of the largest multipurpose youth facilities, with a history of 78 years in WA.
In consultation with the Commissioner of Police, a new partnership agreement with the WA Police Force is being drafted where police officers will participate in youth intervention and learning and development programs.
Police officers will provide mentorship, case management and coaching to youth at risk of becoming prolific priority offenders.
DPC media statement: $11.3 million as Government and PCYC partner to tackle youth crime