The Mildura Youth Commitment Program will receive an extra $200,000 to help continue addressing offending behaviour and helping young people reconnect with their communities thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Mark Gepp MP, State Labor Member for Northern Victoria said that the program was chosen due to its strong track record in delivering services that young people in the area need to help keep them from reoffending and to help promote positive behaviour.
The Mildura Youth Commitment Program are actively supporting the HomeBase Safe Lounge in partnership with Mildura District Aboriginal Services, and a number of other community groups.
Developed and driven by young people motivated and committed to supporting youth in the community, HomeBase aims to provide a safe space, free of drugs, alcohol and violence for all young people who might need it.
The Youth Crime Prevention Grants program is part of the Labor Government’s work to reduce crime among young people aged between 10-24 years who have had contact with, or are at risk of being involved with, the criminal justice system.
The Labor Government has committed an additional $1.4 million in Youth Crime Prevention Grants to seven existing projects previously funded under the program.
With this additional funding, the Labor Government has invested a total of $17.7 million into the Youth Crime Prevention Grants program since 2016.
The grants are part of the Labor Government’s Community Crime Prevention Program, which supports local communities to prevent crime and improve community safety.
Quotes attributable to Mark Gepp MP, State Labor Member for Northern Victoria
“Young people in Mildura are driving the creation of services that improve our community. I’m thrilled to be part of a government that is recognising and supporting their efforts.”
“Together we can make Mildura a safer and happier place to live.”