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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 9 Hansard (28 August) . . Page.. 3460 ..

The cognitive skills program run by Corrective Services - a 22 session program aimed at getting offenders to think about offending outcomes and adopt better decision making skills

The Corrective Services home detention program which will allow young persons to be detained at home while on remand

The diversionary conferencing program run by ACT Policing

Government and non-government drug and alcohol services

Youth centers, including the Police and Citizens Youth Club

Government and non-government family care and protection agencies

Adolescent mental health services

School counselling services

Alternative schooling for disengaged students

Safety House program

Supported accommodation services

Parenting programs

Mentoring programs

Sporting programs such as RecLink

Project Saul

(2) The DJACS crime prevention budget for 2003-04 is $1.076M.

(3) Those programs aimed at young people and funded under the DJACS 2003-04 crime prevention budget are:

    An outdoors and camping program run by the Police and Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) ($23,000)

    Police scouts run by PCYC ($23,000)

    Kenny Koala schools program run by ACT Policing ($139,000)

    Right Turn program for high risk motor vehicle theft offenders ($80,000)

    Developmental and evaluation funding for the recently announced "Turnaround"program targeting young people aged 12-18 years with complex needs ($140,000)

    While targeting not just young people, other programs under this budget include a strong representation of young people in the target group, and these are:

    Police Aboriginal Liaison program ($132,000)

    Bushfire arson program ($60,000)

    Research into property offenders and sexual offences ($60,000)

(4) ACT Policing's Crime Prevention Education Team (sworn members) attend ACT schools (government, non-government and alternative schools) on a daily basis to address issues such as drug education and the consequences of illegal acts, such as theft and assault.

The Constable Kenny Koala program targets pre-school to grade six children educating them about safety and protective behaviours and provides older children with information on drugs.

The Holt Suburban Crime Prevention Team actively targets youth at risk and attempts to address potential offending by engaging them in programs like RecLink. They also regularly participate in school-related activities on a formal and informal basis.

(5) The government has asked agencies to develop a range of significant new strategic and program approaches which either directly or indirectly address youth crime. Those strategies and programs in advanced stages of development are:

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