Budget papers 2010 - 2011
2010/11 Budget paper
Northern Territory. Department of Treasury
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19Community Safety Alice Springs and Palmerston Youth Action Plans This year, the Territory Government will introduce specific youth action plans to improve coordination and strengthen key services to vulnerable and disconnected young people in Alice Springs and Palmerston to combat truancy and antisocial behaviour. As part of the new Palmerston Youth Action Plan the 2010-11 Budget provides: $1.1M to expand the use of Family Responsibility Agreements; $0.45M, rising to $1.3M in 2011-12, to improve key services including family support and crisis accommodation; and increased targeting of police operations including youth crime, diversion and school-based constables, and expansion of authorised officers to enforce school attendance. In addition, Stage 2 of the Alice Springs Youth Action Plan includes: $1.5M to operate two supported group homes for children and young people; $0.95M to support an alternative education program at the Youth Hub for youth with extreme behaviours and to strengthen resources in schools to deliver integrated support services; $0.62M to provide an after-hours response to youth on the street; and $0.4M to support the operation of the Youth Hub. Supporting the Justice System To further support the delivery of justice services to the community, the 2010-11 Budget provides: $2.8 million to continue improvements to court security and safety and provide prosecutorial capacity; $2.7 million to transition the Integrated Justice Information System to a contemporary IT environment to better support justice processes and maintain integrity and timeliness of criminal justice information; and additional funding of $0.7 million to implement a case management system and other legislative initiatives and reforms relating to the National Partnership Agreement to Deliver a Seamless National Economy. Rehabilitation and Reintegration The success of strategies in tackling crime has led to a significant increase in prisoner numbers. The 2010-11 Budget builds capacity in the justice system to address these pressures, with an extra $7.5 million to boost the capacity of correctional centres to manage adult offenders and $2 million to manage juvenile detainees, including additional staff. The 2010-11 Budget continues efforts to improve rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners to break the cycle of crime, with $5.1 million to construct a new prisoner work camp at Tennant Creek with capacity for up to 50 low security prisoners and $2.55 million to operate the work camp. Prisoners at the camp will participate in community work projects and targeted education and training in skill shortage areas to better link prisoners post release to jobs. This will provide prisoners with the opportunity to give something back to the community and vocational and life skills, increasing their chance of making a successful transition from prison to community on release. In addition, the Territory Government will provide more rehabilitation support for offenders in 2010-11, with increased funding of: $0.3 million for additional corrections officers in remote areas to support offenders while on parole; and $0.25 million for sex offender rehabilitation programs. Domestic Violence The Territory Government continues its effort to reduce domestic and family violence in 2010-11 with $5 million provided to continue the three-year $15 million program to support women and families threatened by, or exposed to, domestic violence. In 2010, the new $2 million domestic violence and transitional accommodation facility at Malak will be operational. The facility will provide eight self-contained units and house up to 26 people.
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