Shepparton’s OutTeach 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.
OutTeach is a mobile classroom, staffed by a youth worker and a teacher that travels throughout the Shepparton region running sessions in a range of outdoor and informal settings. The project engages with young people aged 10 to 24yrs ‘at risk’ of further engagement with the criminal justice system.
The OutTeach Program is supported by Save the Children in partnership with the Department of Justice and a number of other community groups.
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
“We want to make sure young people in Shepparton can access services that improve their connection to our communities.”
“Together we can make Shepparton a safer and happier place to live.”