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NCJ Number: 148706 Find in a Library
Title: Queensland's Juvenile Crime Prevention Initiative, YACCA, Youth and Community Combined Action (From National Conference on Juvenile Justice, P 375-382, 1993, Lynn Atkinson and Sally-Anne Gerull, eds. -- See NCJ-148673)
Author(s): M Tansky
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This paper describes a juvenile delinquency prevention program in Queensland (Australia), its principles and objectives, and features of its key components under the 1992-93 State budget.
Abstract: The goal of the Youth and Community Combined Action (YACCA) is to enhance the capacity of targeted communities to engage youth in planning and implementing social and economic activities that are meaningful to them, so as to reduce their levels of offending. YACCA will establish community activity projects in up to 16 areas throughout Queensland. These projects will involve consultation and participation from the local community in the planning, design, and implementation of community activities designed to reduce juvenile crime. Community activity projects may include supervised and self-employment opportunities, skill- development programs, and recreational activities. A second program component, Neighborhood Youth Projects, will provide direct service to youth disconnected from family, school, and community support. Services may include helping youth gain access to housing, health and labor market programs, income security, legal services, family counseling, education, transport, and recreation. Mainstream youth organizations have indicated an interest in participating in the program. The program's evaluation design is described.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries; Crime prevention measures; Foreign juvenile justice systems; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Note: From proceedings of the National Conference on Juvenile Justice, held in Adelaide, Australia, September 22-24, 1992.
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