The Bateau Bay Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) provides programs that enable young people, primarily those who are disadvantaged or at risk of involvement in crime, to participate in sporting, artistic, educational and recreational activities.
A recent report shows that youth violence in the region continues to increase with young people aged between 14-16 years engaging in assaults that are filmed at school. The report found that there was a need for improved education and support to help inform young people about the effect of violence.
The Looking after Number One program has been developed to address this need by focusing on the safety of young people in the area and the consequences of committing assault related offences. The 10-week program will work with students from the local high school who are having difficulty attending school and with those who have been suspended for assault or bullying related incidents.
With our support, the program will be delivered to more than 60 young people with the aim of promoting affirmative police involvement and education through motivation, fitness and positive role modelling.
For more information visit: www.pcycnsw.org.au