The livALIVE program aims to reduce the marginalisation of WA youths, and reduce truancy, antisocial behaviour, drug and alcohol abuse and criminality. The program is a mobile division of the Federation of Western Australian (WA) Police & Community Youth Centres (PCYC) that develops youth spaces in partnership with the Youth Policing Division (Judicial Services), local government, schools, social agencies, community groups and businesses.
livALIVE is able to provide tailored activities relevant to specific audiences across many regions of WA, including remote areas. Using a 3.5 ton truck filled with equipment, livALIVE creates indoor or outdoor youth spaces that can be educational (delivered during school operating hours) or recreational (delivered after school, weekends and holidays).
The livALIVE program can be tailored to include:
- Community cycling education training (CCET) - an educational drug and road safety cycling program that teaches participants how to ride a bike and bike maintenance. Participants may also earn a bike through attending workshops and volunteering.
- Community driving and education training (CDET) - an educational motor vehicle driving program that outlines road safety and explains the dangers of drug and alcohol use. It also assists participants in obtaining a drivers license and includes L and P Plate instruction and exam.
- School drug education and road awareness (SDERA) - the WA state government's primary drug and road safety education program. It assists schools and the wider community in providing prevention education.
- Alternate learning centres - a tailored program to support truants in partnership with schools and local police. It is run within a school or near a school and teacher support is provided by youth workers, social workers, and mentors.
- workshops based on educational, vocational and recreational content. These workshops can include health, nutrition, cooking, career guidance, skate, BMX, music, dance, drama, photography and video production activities.
- social and emotional wellbeing services:
- individual and family counselling
- one on one and group mentoring
- leadership development
- Bounce community activity events
- drop in youth spaces.
Abstract adapted from Federation of WA Police & Community Youth Centres
livALIVE Operations Manager
Federation of WA Police & Community Youth Centres (PCYC)
11 Byers Road
Midland WA 6056
Ph: (08) 9274 1918
Fax: (08) 9274 7624
Mobile: 0458 004 807