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‘Summer in Alice' : campaign to keep kids off the streets



‘Summer in Alice' : campaign to keep kids off the streets


Gunner, Michael Patrick Francis

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Australian Labor Party


Media Releases for 13th Assembly 2016 - 2020; Media Releases; ParliamentNT




Alice Springs


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Child welfare; Behaviour

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Northern Territory Government

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Northern Territory Government

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This will include not just activities but transport to get kids back home if needed, additional security measures, and importantly appropriate support to kids assessed as being at risk and requiring therapeutic or more structured support. During the campaign, Youth Outreach and Re-engagement officers employed through the Territory Labor Governments historic $18 million youth justice overhaul announced last year - will work to re integrate young people in activities and away from crime. Mr Gunner said the activities would run each day of the school holidays and would include a broad range of programs in town and in bush camps. They will include programs ranging from sport activities to digital technology workshops, as well as family activities on town camps. Additional security measures will also be implemented including security presence in the CBD, using Return to Country to assist people to get back home, providing bush bus transport to help people get home, improved lighting in town camps, and town camp blitzes by truancy and public housing officers. Earlier this month the Territory Labor Government announced recruitment fast-tracking of 30 experienced police officers from around the country to be based in Alice Springs from early 2018. The officers will increase the capacity of Central Australian policing both in Alice Springs and in the bush. Media Contact: Cameron Angus 0404 021 192