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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 4 Hansard (1 April) . . Page.. 1676..

(3) Further to your response to Question on notice No 904, regarding juvenile crime, in which you stated that government agencies had been asked to develop a range of significant new strategic program approaches which either directly or indirectly address youth crime, what new strategic and program approaches have been developed;

(4) Have any of the new strategic and program approaches developed in part (3) been implemented; if so, (a) which approaches, (b) how long will they run for and (c) how have they been funded.

Mr Wood

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) As at 19 March 2004, the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJACS) has paid out on invoices for program funding amounting to $500,602. ACT Policing advises that a further $106,700 has been expended on ACT Policing managed crime prevention programs that have not yet been invoiced to DJACS. This brings expenditure to $607,302 as at 19 March 2004.

(2) The following 2003-04 programs are all in place and continue to be funded under this budget: ACT Policing managed programs on personal and neighbourhood responses to crime and preventing crime; police road shows; Constable Kenny Koala; Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) programs for at risk young persons; ACT Policing Aboriginal Liaison program; research into burglary; research on sexual assault; Community Liaison and Advisory Safety Program (CLASP); bushfire arson prevention program; Right Turn - motor vehicle theft program for offenders; and an advisory and evaluation consultancy for the Turnaround program - the integrated intensive support program for young people with complex needs being coordinated by the Department of Education, Youth and Family Services.

(3) and (4) All of the programs listed under part (5) Question on notice No 904, namely, the Children's Plan; Turnaround; restorative justice; and the blueprint for reducing the involvement of young people in crime, are in the advanced stages of development but are still the subject of on-going Executive deliberation. More detailed advice will be available closer to the time of implementing each of the programs.

Drink spiking

(Question No 1381)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on

10 March 2004:

(1) How many cases of drink spiking were reported to police in each month from August 2003 to February 2004;

(2) Were there any arrests for drink spiking during these periods; if so, what charges were laid;

(3) What initiatives are currently underway or have been implemented by police since July 2003 to combat drink spiking.

Mr Wood

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

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