New funding to improve Kimberley youth justice outcomes

The WA Government is investing in a new strategy to improve youth justice outcomes in the Kimberley region, in partnership with community organisations and government agencies.

The aim of the $900,000 strategy is to develop initiatives that deliver more remand and sentencing options, preventative programs to keep youth out of the justice system, and more educational and training opportunities.

Importantly, the strategy will involve community partners to co-design community-based youth residential programs as an alternative to detention along with other services aimed at diversion.

These initiatives will be delivered across the region with a number of agencies including the departments of Justice, Communities, and Education; and the Western Australia Police Force.

Source: WA Government