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Police and Community Youth Centres (WA)
The Police and Community Youth Centres (PCYC) operate a range of recreational, development and outreach programs to meet the needs of young people and communities in regional and metropolitan Western Australia. In particular the programs aim to engage 'at-risk' young people in early intervention, to provide opportunities to learn life skills, engage with the community and break the cycle of offending.
PCYC offers more than 100 different recreational activities to provide a safe and healthy engagement for young people. Examples include:
- Streetball – learning basketball and youth leadership skills
- Friday Night Diversion (Midland PCYC) - a drop in centre for young people, offering them a safe place to hang out with friends, play basketball and other acitivities and share a meal
- Full Throttle (Gosnells PCYC) – learning skills to restore damaged and donated bikes.
PCYC offers around 30 different development programs which are designed specifically to target highly ‘at-risk’ young people and those that may already be involved in the Juvenile Justice System. Structured programs are delivered by qualified teachers aimed at skill development and behavioural change.
- Stepping Stones (Gosnells) – an alternative education program for young people who have difficulty engaging with mainstream education
- Weld to Life (Rockingham PCYC) - a work intensive training program that provides practical skills for young people who have committed an offence or who are at risk of offending
- Broome PCYC Learning Centre – an alternative education program that engages young people in a relaxed classroom with the aim of promoting healthier lifestyle choices, positive attitudes, and giving young people a second chance in life. It is aimed at those who don't attend school on a regular basis, or not at all in some cases.
Outreach mobile services are provided by PCYC to those individuals and communities that may not have access to a current PCYC facility.
- Outreach Bus – Youth Workers deliver an after school program of activities for young people every Monday – Friday during the school term for 2-3 hour sessions. The service also provides the opportunity for Youth Workers to have a yarn with young people and help them to access any resources they might need.
Abstract adapted from the West Australian PCYC
West Australian PCYC
12/275 Belmont Avenue
Cloverdale WA 6105
PO Box 185
Cloverdale WA 6985
Ph: (08) 9277 4388
Fax: (08) 9277 8411
Ph: (08) 9399 1091
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